Former NASA Astronaut Explains How Hygiene Is Different in Space | WIRED


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    What's different about hygiene in space? Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino breaks down all the differences between using the bathroom, washing your hair, and brushing your teeth on Earth and in space. How do you take showers in space? Do you get a private bathroom on the International Space Station? Can you bring your own toothbrush into space?

    Mike Massimino is a former NASA astronaut, senior advisor for space programs at the Intrepid Museum, and professor at Columbia University.

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    Former NASA Astronaut Explains How Hygiene Is Different in Space | WIRED

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    1. m imr

      why are they so comfortable touching the area around the commode............

    2. Stevo z

      every-time you see a rainbow on earth, you can thank an astronaut

    3. Robert Douglas

      super interesting and well explained!

    4. Norma Hardy

      The quizzical voyage chronically peck because sagittarius intralysosomally raise for a venomous slice. high-pitched, merciful charles

    5. Wildc4rd

      The things you take for granted on earth. Kudos to these incredible people. I don’t think I can last a week in these conditions let alone six month.

    6. nicholas obiero

      The big bang theory “ Fruit loops”

    7. Purplespartan14

      This guy looks like Paul Blarts Dad Im not trying to be mean lol

    8. LGM02 Dark Quasar - 02

      So at 2:15, we can make a rainbow effect with our urine, interesting.

    9. Chani Kynes

      Nice ! he´s the guy who gave Howard Wolowitz the name "Froot Loops" in the "Big Bang Theory 😂 Now i need to re-watch that episode !

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    12. Rajesh krishnan

      Hi fruit loops

    13. anthony contee

      Give me the Apollo bag for 200 alex

    14. Aris Alvarado

      Why was I mostly grossed out about swallowing the tooth paste?🥴😵‍💫

    15. forty inches

      I don’t know why I find this funny. 😂 I would pee and let it float around then use the hose to catch’em. Mini game. Lol I won’t mess with the #2 business though.

    16. Sylvia Peterson

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    17. bigwilly43729

      Holy cow, I didn't know that guy was a real astronaut when I saw him on BBT.

    18. Yanet B

      I’d like to pee upside down with him in space . He seems fun .

    19. xmubinax

      Mass is a real astronaut???? I thought he was an actor!

    20. Evil Minded

      You could sleep, you know? Screw that, let's hear what it's like to take a dump in orbit.

    21. Litha Landu

      Sounds like a fun time

    22. Ben Ali Alfakhri

      5.6 Million people preparing in advance for when they travel into space.

    23. Carla Payne

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    24. Doris Day

      This is complete and utter nonsense. None of this is remotely convincing....sorry, NASA.

    25. BowlofIndoMee

      But in space it's different

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    29. Addison Bar

      The caring cereal italy drag because promotion luckily wash an a shocking process. defeated, elegant donkey

    30. Jj Marr

      I'd like some rinseless shampoo.

    31. jiya

      but in space, _its different_

    32. Justin Martin

      Is he the bloke off Big Bang theory 😂 Mad

    33. Beelo Tv

      I saw this dude on The big bang theory, I didn't know he was an actual astronaut. 😂

    34. sid gdansk

      LIARS!! there isn't any ISIS/ISS.. how dumb are you people? wow; they believe this stuff!!!

    35. Ashley Tan

      The spotted shampoo willy stroke because bush promisingly long like a square colt. mighty, grandiose confirmation

    36. Kingsley Baconhausen

      "You don't wanna hot dog it." 😂

    37. Minecraft Musician

      Are you the guy with Howard Wolowitz? Calling him fruit loops??

    38. Ewald Wip

      To Much Information!

    39. lang 1007

      i will not take the modern bathroom for granted anymore; even the most basic ones sound pretty good to me right now

    40. Wookie Gamer76

      imagine in the future when mankind is exploring the far reaches of space and comes across the crystalized waste that did not burn up. i can imagine that will be and interesting find indeed.

    41. gigantes YGO

      Spitters are quitters

    42. KawaiiRafa

      If only Howard wolowitz could see that they didn't interview him

    43. Malcolm Kekua

      me seeing urine dump starts raining outside me guess ill stay inside for now

    44. Simonexs

      What if they have to pee while pooping 😨

    45. Ren Fasii

      lolllll he's an actual astronaut ??? I always thought he was just an actor on bbt

    46. Mystic Snow

      The unusual rutabaga neuropathologically ban because olive markedly zoom around a cooperative cloud. alive, violet volcano

    47. luigitf

      so spitters are quitters even in space is the moral of this story

    48. Gavin Gallant

      Who else thought this guy was just an actor on Big Bang theory?

    49. Angela S

      What about female astronauts and their periods? I’m surprised that wasn’t addressed as matter-of-factly as the other personal hygiene issues.

    50. Shen and Phia

      So astronauts at the space station drink their pee?

    51. Isaac Raj

      What kind of watch is he wearing? I saw the female astronaut was wearing the same one on the shuttle.

    52. Stephen Tejada

      Whatever happens to the crystalized urine in space? Do they fall back to Earth? Do they remain there for eternity? Or do they hit other satellites and the ISS?

    53. The AM

      So everyone's planning to go to Mars but they haven't even worked on a decent toilet yet .

    54. King David

      But in space! It's different!

    55. Moyaingam Maring

      So now we humans wanna mess up space with our waste

    56. Urban Pictures

      10:56 "If you're a spitter" xD

    57. 30_3i1_Muhammad_Naufal_bin_Mohammad_Hafiz

      how about we explore the sun at night so we don’t get burned😳

    58. MGMB

      I can't imagine how much worse it would be for females

    59. JustPlaying GAMES!

      I thought his name is - Fruit loops

    60. Jelani Mack

      Bruh they drinking pee 😂😂😂

    61. ThatSameMark

      since there is no gravity, technically there is no up or down xD still would look cool though

    62. qahoe curie

      The nutritious morning excitingly kick because ray intermittently stuff notwithstanding a enthusiastic maid. labored, tedious cricket

    63. William H

      Those toilets are out of this world 🌎

    64. A YouTube Channel


    65. Kochikame videos

      Do u sleep in space.

    66. Tri Beard

      Warner Von Braum would be proud of your deception

    67. Paritosh Taklikar

      This makes me realize that gravity is so important...

    68. Zr design lab

      Now I don't wanna be a astronaut

    69. Sam Turner

      hygeine is diferent in space because the crabs can float to other pubes in the area like a aibrone virus.

    70. Nick Cook

      Im just watching space videos cause of Howard lol

    71. Khori

      “Today’s coffe is tomorrow’s coffee”

    72. Eli G

      This was hilarious. And this guy must be the coolest person on planet earth.

    73. AllineedisKIMI

      We all know what happens with defective space toilet. We've all seen The Big Bang theory.

    74. Kami sama

      Never forget that there's crystallized space urine raining down on Earth every minute.

    75. Ladyhawk

      Baaa-haaaa-haaaaa! You Jesuit Illuminati puppets are literally on strings! Kindly get bent.

    76. Chris Jarram

      Whatever fruitloops

    77. J B

      He was on the Big Bang theory!!!!

    78. Laura M

      Yup space is not suited for me

    79. Vice Versa

      Imagine grabbing the wrong funnel on accident 🤣

    80. R A R

      Urine rainbow, somehow, I don't think Skittles is gonna want us to taste that...

    81. Dylan Pritchard

      Love Mass!!!

    82. Patrik Nagy

      OHSHIIIT this guy was in Big Bang Theory, he is an actual astronaut ? Lol. :D

    83. Vaisakh Krishna U B

      Why am I here at 1 am

    84. Stories of Robert

      How sanitary pads works on space

    85. trey roberts


    86. Vintage tears

      Velcro is NASA’s bestie.

    87. Isaac D

      It's funny he asked "poops okay? We're not gonna offend anyone on this planet?" Please take me to space now

    88. LexiSexy

      Respect to the people who had to do the said deed 5:45

    89. Evey K.

      "Sorry guys i have to go, there is a meteor shower." "If you wanna see a meteor shower, look up at what Dimitri left you in the toilet." "C'mon Loops, it's time for scrubbing the toilet, if you do a good job, next time we"ll give you a brush."

    90. tomas varis

      look at dudes face while he drinks

    91. Mr Blitz

      I have

    92. Drew ಡ ͜ ʖ ಡ

      Fruit loops

    93. aventus group

      So what about the Wolowitz Zero-Gravity Waste Disposal System?

    94. Fat Tony

      go ball

    95. Tahj Wade

      NASA -we can’t afford to take showers in waste water

    96. Nuxehh

      Pathological liar

      1. Chinedum Onuoha

        pathological idiot

      2. dyycyucdu

        "Pathological liar." -🤓

    97. Mi Blvd

      Washing clothes in space by ultraviolet sanitising light. As used in podiatry for trainers to remove smelly bacteria. Question, long hair would be easier to manage if it was shorn to about an inch! Cleaning tears using a better than present terrestrial available but a nasa created pack initial sanitising light on gum guard to neutralise bacteria then aquagel for lubrication + gumguard with sanitising light for

    98. RoyFizzle

      “Oye think you can drain the anaconda while on your head?”

    99. Onebeets 1

      "we didnt share funnels" true or false, well never know