Season 1, Episode 9 of The Space and Science Show #AskAbby series
Presented by TheMarsGeneration.org
How do astronauts poop in space?
We are excited to announce the release of our new bi-weekly series called the #AskAbby Space and Science Show! Our founder and president Astronaut Abby will be appearing on YouTube bi-weekly on Tuesdays answering questions submitted by you, our community!
You may know that urine can be recycled in space, but have you wondered how astronauts handle the other half of their “business”? Join Astronaut Abby in this informative episode of #AskAbby where potty talk is encouraged!
Includes answers to questions including: How did the first NASA astronaut pee in space? Why did it initially take an hour to poop in space? What is a space toilet? How was it engineered? And how much does it cost? What do you do with the poop? How much waste is generated during a space mission? Where would all of this solid waste go on a long trip to Mars? And so much more! Get excited for this especially candid episode of #AskAbby!
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