1. Pretty much everyone barfs in space at some point.
2. The space shuttles used to smell pretty rank.
3. But the International Space Station smells fine.
4. The old Russian space station Mir smelled “like grandma’s cellar.”
5. Pool training doesn't really teach you how to move around in space.
6. Veteran astronauts call rookies learning how to move in space "bulls in a china shop."
7. If you make a mistake, there’s a good chance you won’t live it down.
8. Two classic mistakes are breaking your helmet visor during pool training and getting your tether line tangled.
9. Space Shuttle crew members sometimes get wake-up music picked by their families.
10. Many astronauts get a “call sign,” or nickname, given to them by their peers. The trick is to pretend you like whatever they give you.
Curbeam said he got lucky with the name Beamer. Parazynski, on the other hand, became Doogie Howser. "I looked like I was 12. I was right out of medical school. I hated the name, and I let people know about it, so that's what made it really stick," he said.