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How to fight depression in space

Eight simple steps to a happier orbit

Everyone wants to be an astronaut, but consider what that means these days.

Nearly a year since the space shuttle took its last flight, the International Space Station continues to orbit overhead, hosting crew after crew of strangers. If you’re one of them, you can’t leave when you feel like it, and when you do leave, the taxi will probably be sent from some other country.

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