Astronaut Randolph Bresnik (wikipedia)

Being in space is like swimming in a pool, Astronaut Randolph Bresnik told a group of Farmington High School students Monday, drawing some laughter.

Bresnik was showing video of what it is like to eat, drink, and float around the International Space Station.

“You chuckle, but it is that much fun,” Bresnik said. “It was physically joyful just to be free to do the things that you’ve always envisioned or that you’ve seen someone do in a movie. The closest thing to it is swimming in a pool.”

Bresnik, who spent 12 days in space in 2009, was speaking to Farmington High students with U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty. The two are trying to get more students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math — often referred to as the STEM subjects.

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