But I wasn’t lonely. Loneliness, I think, has very little to do with location. It’s a state of mind. In the center of every big, bustling city are some of the loneliest people in the world. I’ve never felt that way in space. If anything, because our whole planet was on display just outside the window, I felt even more aware of and connected to the seven billion other people who call it home.
– by Chris Hadfield, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth. Kindle Edition. pg. 218, loc. 2825-2827. Accessed: 3/7/2016