The 20 Most Unsettling Things That Astronauts Have Experienced In Outer Space

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Depending on how you count them, more than 560 people have traveled into space since the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made the first-ever orbit of Earth in 1961. And in that almost 70-year period, travelers have seen many strange things – some of which defy explanation. These brave souls have also had their fair share of experiences that would give anybody the chills. So read on to find out about 20 extraordinarily creepy phenomena.

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20. Snakes in space

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Dr. Story Musgrave was no ordinary astronaut back in the day. For a start, he has six academic degrees and is the highest qualified man to have entered space. Six, it seems, is a favored number for the man since he’s also had six space flights – one of the few astronauts to achieve that feat. But what’s truly fascinating about Musgrave is what he’s claimed to have seen when he was in space.

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