Becoming an astronaut not only requires physical prowess but the brain of a genius too. So Jessica Meir, NASA astronaut and comparative physiologist, is kind of a bad ass. And today, she tweeted a video of herself inside a space equivalent zone, which is an atmosphere so inhospitable that water boils spontaneously.
My first venture >63,000', the space equivalent zone, where water spontaneously boils! Luckily I'm suited! pic.twitter.com/0zB5Ku5Tdy— Jessica Meir (@Astro_Jessica) September 9, 2016
Thankfully, this random guy on Twitter who just so happens to be a "SpaceCampUSA alum," was on hand to help her through it.
If you're unfamiliar with mansplaining, it's got an actual dictionary definition now. It's when a man "explains something to someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing." And if anyone needed an explanation of how space works, it's definitely an astronaut.
Twitter was just as thankful that this guy was on had to mansplain everything.
Man mansplains space to astronaut: pic.twitter.com/haFo6i7PnN— Dr Paul Coxon (@paulcoxon) September 9, 2016
@CaseyOQuin ya who even let this chick in a space suit in the first place? Why listen to the female astronaut when there's a shirtless guy?— Dan (@DoghouseDano) September 9, 2016
While others complained about mansplaining.
Unfortunately for the world of science, the mansplainer has since deleted his Twitter account, but not before one last tweet: "Again, I forget how everyone gets offended by everything."
Thankfully, this guy mansplained it for him.
@CaseyOQuin Wouldn't say they're offended. Just a case of laughing at a bumptious chump. Simple group dynamics.— Manticlops (@manticlops) September 9, 2016