Video: Astronauts have typically had a far more exciting life than most of us — but does that extend to the world of unconsciousness, too? This video explores the dreams of Britain's first astronaut, Helen Sharman.
The animation, hand-drawn by Andrew Khosravani and narrated by Sharman herself, describes a dream she has about returning to space inside the Mir module. Fortunately it's not a nightmare.
The video is in fact part of a series called 'A Place Called Space', which is the Royal Institution's way of celebrating the run-up to Christmas. If you're so inclined, you can register to receive each instalment by daily email.