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WATCH: NASA astronaut struggles to walk on Earth after 197 days in space

After spending 197 days on the Space station during a field test experiment,  Astronaut A.J. (Drew) Feustel returned to Earth and walked for the first time.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 26, 2018 12:35:00 pm
astronaut walks, astronaut walks after 157 days, astronaut video, astronaut in space, NASA, viral video, Recorded on October 5, the video features a visibly fragile Feustel struggling to walk a short distance.

After spending extended periods of time in Space, simple tasks like walking could become extremely difficult.  Astronaut A.J. (Drew) Feustel, who returned to Earth after spending 197 days aboard the International Space Station, shared a video of him struggling to adapt to Earth’s gravity.

Recorded on October 5, the video features a visibly fragile Feustel struggling to walk even for a short distance.

Feustel tweeted, “Welcome home #SoyuzMS09 ! On October 5th this is what I looked like walking heel-toe eyes closed after 197 days on @Space_Station during the Field Test experiment…I hope the newly returned crew feels a lot better. Video credit @IndiraFeustel.”

According to NASA, Expedition 56 Commander Drew Feustel and Flight Engineer Ricky Arnold completed the sixth spacewalk at the International Space Station this year. The video, that went viral, created quite a buzz on social media with many wishing the astronaut a speedy recovery.

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