The Andretti Autosport driver as impressed by the fact that astronauts can train up to four year for a single mission.
"We obviously prepare a lot in racing," he said.
"But these (astronauts) are working on one mission for four years.
"I don’t think we quite spend four years working on one race. It is all about preparation and execution and to see it in this real environment has been very eye-opening and inspiring."
He was also impressed by the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, a tank 202 feet in length, 102 feet wide, and 40-feet, 6-inches deep where "Hinch" watched NASA’s space walkers perform simulated tasks on an underwater mock-up of the International Space Station.
"I would go to space tomorrow," added Hinchcliffe. "If there’s a 6 o’clock, I’d be on it."