When Astronauts Need The Toilet, They Have To Use This Freaky Sucking Device

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When Astronauts Need The Toilet, They Have To Use This Freaky Sucking Device space

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You know those things you’ve probably always wondered in the back of your mind but never really looked for the answer to? Well here is one that should make the top ten. How do people have a poo in space? Or a wee for that matter, given the whole gravity issue?

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Well, the answer is pretty simple really and after seeing video footage courtesy of the European Space Agency, I’m both suitably satisfied intellectually and seriously freaked out. Basically, to empty your bowels, you need to use a contraption that sucks, yes sucks, the wee or the poo out of you.

Oh and if the sucking device didn’t freak you out enough, the wee is also recycled into drinking water, because, you know, in space, supermarkets aren’t that easy to come by and bottled water isn’t exactly easily accessible.


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European Space Agency
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