Most of us grew up wanting to be an astronaut, and now we've all realised that it's actually a pretty tough gig. But this lovely little animated Ted Ed talk gives a great insight into what the life of an astronaut can really turn out like.

Narrated by ex-astronaut Jerry Carr — who spent over 2,000 hours ins space, orbiting the Earth over 1,000 times — this is straight from the horse's mouth. The casual way he talks about all his time in space is really quite amazing. [YouTube]