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Safely under the curtain of gravity on Earth, pooping, dropping a deuce, or relieving one self is simple; one releases and in the toilet it goes. However, in Space, where we aren’t bound by the restrictions of gravity pooping takes an entirely new ‘spin’. Astronauts have to relieve themselves a toilet with a special vacuum to suction their feces, lest it be released to float and spin around the shuttle.
- How do astronauts poop in space? The answer, as you might expect, is very carefully
- If the astronaut isn’t positioned correctly over the vacuum of the toilet, solid waste could get smeared on the toilet and the astronaut
- In a worse-case scenario, some might escape and start floating around the space vehicle.
“Floating space poop – fantastic! I’ve never really been one of those people who had a burning desire to visit space.”