Ira Glass and an Astronaut

In Nice Work If You Can Get It, last week’s episode of This American Life, host Ira Glass interviews NASA astronauts about the details of their jobs. He asks a brilliant question:

So it’s the day you get back from a Shuttle mission… are their special weird forms that you have to fill out on that day?

This is the kind of question that only an deeply curious person could ask. He gets a good answer.