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Laura Tobin breaks down in tears as she achieves her ‘childhood dream’ with visit to NASA

Laura Tobin breaks down in tears on Good Morning Britain as she achieves her ‘childhood dream’ with visit to NASA

Laura Tobin broke down in tears on Good Morning Britain on Friday as she fulfilled her ‘childhood dream’ by visiting NASA. 

The meteorologist, 38, was overwhelmed with emotion as she presented a segment showing the vigorous training regime for trainee astronauts. 

Laura became teary-eyed as she watched NASA mimic space conditions by making the astronauts complete tasks underwater for six-and-a-half hours. 

Emotional: Laura Tobin broke down in tears on Good Morning Britain on Friday as she fulfilled her ‘childhood dream’ by visiting NASA

Laura told the GMB team: ‘We have been here for the last 24 hours because I was invited by Nasa to meet some of the astronauts who have just graduated here to be the first men and women to go back to the moon. 

‘It’s been a childhood dream of mine. I just love space. There’s a huge tank and in it is a replica of the International Space Station. As soon as I saw that I cried,’ she admitted.

Laura added: ‘They want to get to the moon in 2024. I got to meet people designing the new space suits and have a go in a moon rover. I felt like I was in The Martian movie. It was amazing.’

Over the moon: The meteorologist, 38, was overwhelmed with emotion as she presented a segment showing the vigorous training regime for trainee astronauts

Over the moon: The meteorologist, 38, was overwhelmed with emotion as she presented a segment showing the vigorous training regime for trainee astronauts

Walking on sunshine: Laura became teary-eyed as she watched NASA mimic space conditions by making the astronauts complete tasks underwater for six-and-a-half hours

Walking on sunshine: Laura became teary-eyed as she watched NASA mimic space conditions by making the astronauts complete tasks underwater for six-and-a-half hours

The camera panned to Laura witnessing the training taking place. She said: ‘This is amazing.

‘Potentially the next time she does this she’s going to be doing this in space. 

‘She’s going to be doing it on the International Space Station and all of these human endeavours wants them to ultimately get to the moon, and the moon is just a treasure chest of science.

Thrilled: 'It's been a childhood dream of mine, I just love space, There's a huge tank and in it is a a replica of the International Space Station and as soon as I saw that I cried,' Laura admitted

Thrilled: ‘It’s been a childhood dream of mine, I just love space, There’s a huge tank and in it is a a replica of the International Space Station and as soon as I saw that I cried,’ Laura admitted

‘It just helps understand the earth, our solar system. 

Being on the International Space Station, the space walks they do is one of the most dangerous things an astronaut can do in space so these space training session that we got to witness, up close, such rare access. They’re underwater for six and a half hours.’

After her segment, host Ben Shephard joked: ‘They might get to the moon before you finish speaking.’

Having a laugh: After her segment, host Ben Shephard joked: 'They might get to the moon before you finish speaking'

Having a laugh: After her segment, host Ben Shephard joked: ‘They might get to the moon before you finish speaking’

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