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“I had a teardrop that floated in front of me.” Astronauts on what it’s like to be in space.

Chris Davenport on The Washington Post’s project for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing: 50 astronauts on what it’s like to be in space. And art critic Sebastian Smee on Frida Kahlo, after the release of a recording thought to be her voice.
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50 astronauts, 50 years after the Apollo moon landing
Nothing prepares you for the view. From space, Earth is alive. The greenest greens and bluest blues, auroras dancing at the poles, lightning storms flashing like fireflies. Land masses defined more by ancient, tectonic textures than any arbitrarily imposed border. The impossibly thin atmosphere protecting 7 billion people from the dark, unforgiving void beyond.

All seen while floating weightlessly.

Since the dawn of the Space Age, about 570 people have ever been to space. For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, The Washington Post interviewed 50 astronauts from seven countries.

Chris Davenport covers the space industry for The Post.

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Art’s ‘patron saint’
A recording believed to be Frida Kahlo’s voice was recently released by the National Sound Library of Mexico. “People just get so excited by the whole idea of Frida Kahlo, and she's come to represent so many things to so many different people,” says Sebastian Smee, an art critic for The Post.

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Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post -- for your ears.