Alabama's Space Camp offers aspiring astronauts an outer space experience

Space Camp, a facility in Alabama, offers aspiring astronauts the experience of going on a mission to outer space

One thing they do not tell you about training to be an astronaut: It is surprisingly sweaty.

I got an inkling of this soon after slipping on a royal-blue flight suit and diving headfirst into Space Camp - a one-of-a-kind experience in Huntsville, Alabama, that offers a taste of what it is like to prepare for a real mission to outer space.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 08, 2018, with the headline 'Gone into orbit'. Print Edition | Subscribe