FT recruitment editor Carola Hoyos finds out how astronauts survive retirement after one of the world’s most challenging jobs. She talks to former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and a test pilot in Sweden, and finds their experiences after space vary widely.
Filmed by Steve Ager. Produced by Josh de la Mare. Skype video produced by Christopher Booker. Sweden filming produced by Seb Morton-Clark. Thanks to: Science Museum, Canadian Space Agency, and Evan and Chris Hadfield. Video archive and stills courtesy of Alan Bean, Nasa, Saab, Reuters and Getty.