How Do Astronauts Go To the Bathroom in Space?
This is a working toilet, equipped with the same airflow vents used on the space shuttle. Here, astronauts practice how to eliminate both urine and solid waste. On the shuttle, urine is handled differently than solid waste, so it doesn't go through the 4 ...
The Scoop on Space Poop: How Astronauts Go Potty
But before his 15-minute historic flight, Shepard would sit through five hours of delays — and he really had to go to the bathroom ... do a No. 2." Space toilets didn't become much more sophisticated by the time the first Apollo missions launched ...
MIT to test making oxygen on Mars
However, for space engineers ... s more of a practical experiment. "If you were one of those astronauts depending on an oxygen tank for your ride home, I think you’d like to see it tested on Mars before you go," says Hecht. "We want to invest in a ...
First American woman in space spent life breaking barriers
Ride was famously asked by a reporter "Do you weep when things go ... were the best person for the job." Strides for science Ride, who earned a doctorate in physics from Stanford, was part of a new generation of astronauts. She joined NASA when the space ...
Astronaut to Run Relay on International Space Station
What do you get when ... microgravity that makes astronauts float. The system puts about 140 pounds on Swanson’s back, less than his usual weight. “It seems to balance out well for work output, but it makes it tough to go for long runs.