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Published:May 13th, 2015 10:52 EST

Watch Lovely Astronaut Explain How to Take a Crap in Space

By Robert Paul Reyes

"ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shows how to use the most unglamorous but often asked-about part of living on the International Space Station: the toilet.

A fan creates suction to avoid smells and floating waste. Solid waste is stored and put in cargo ferries to burn up when the spacecraft leaves the Space Station. The astronaut urine is recycled into drinking water."


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I wish I could interview the astronauts onboard the International Space Station; I have a gazillion and one questions to ask them:

Have they seen any UFO`s?

Do they get homesick?

Do they have intimate relations in space?

What kind of food do they eat?

But my number one question would be: How do you take a crap in a weightless environment without the shi* hitting the fan?

The lovely astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has posted a video to YouTube answering this very delicate question.

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