My wife shared this picture with me today:
Adorable, but it got me thinking about that trope - swimming in space.
I've seen it before, mostly in cartoons and not live-action shows, the latter of which tend to have either more realistic space stations that astronauts pull themselves along on rails to get around in, or fictional artificial gravity.
My question then is three-part:
- Can a person actually 'swim' to get around in a real spacecraft?
- Could they do this in the vacuum of space? (Assuming they have proper space protection)
- Could a Pembroke Welsh Corgi on the ISS do a doggie paddle to get around?