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How do you pee in zero G?

How do astronauts go to the bathroom? Well, when in zero gravity, you'll need a specially-made space toilet.

Asked by: Tom Hogben, Fareham


For passing water, space travellers use specially-made funnels that connect to urine recovery units. Each astronaut has their own custom-shaped funnel. Variants are also available for women. As for number twos, astronauts back themselves up on to a unit similar to a conventional toilet seat. To stop them floating away at the crucial moment, handles are clamped over the thighs so that, shall we say, the docking arrangement remains intact.


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