What happens when you crap in outer space?

As a kid, I’ve asked myself this question many times: how are space toilets designed so that when you sit down on them for a big job, everything that comes out of your body doesn’t start floating around and basically just creating a big mess? The following video provides the answer, and comes straight from the mouth of a NASA engineer Chris Hadfield, a space shuttle astronaut from the Canadian Space Agency (Thanks d0d0burd!).

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17 Responses to What happens when you crap in outer space?

  1. Funny I asked myself the same thing when watching "When We Left Earth", but it was the Apollo Astronauts who who were sitting in a two man capsule and not something the size of the space shuttle. I mean they were stuck in them spacesuits for up to 14 days! I want to know how they did it!

    //bob

  2. Funny I asked myself the same thing when watching “When We Left Earth”, but it was the Apollo Astronauts who who were sitting in a two man capsule and not something the size of the space shuttle. I mean they were stuck in them spacesuits for up to 14 days! I want to know how they did it!
    //bob

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