July 9, 2014 5:37 PM EDT

Three of the six astronauts aboard the International Space Station spoke with TIME this week, via video downlink, to answer some of our readers’ questions on their daily lives 240 miles above Earth.

Watch this video clip for answers to everything–from what types of cameras these three use in space to get stunning shots like this one, to they really miss about the old home planet.

More Must-Read Stories From TIME

Contact us at letters@time.com.

You May Also Like