In 2020, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy spent 196 days in outer space, where he took part in hundreds of experiments at the International Space Station.
Cassidy also completed his 10th spacewalk and managed to find some time to record videos of himself playing soccer up there.
Then he returned back down to a very different world. Cassidy spoke with The World’s Carol Hills about his experiences.
Carol Hills: Now, I want to jump back to April. At that point, you knew you’d soon be on your way up to the International Space Station. But of course, the coronavirus pandemic was then in its early throes.