January 27, 2016 1:22 pm

How do you shower in space? Astronaut Tim Peake demonstrates


You can’t beat living in space: you witness sunrises and sunsets once every 90 minutes; you see mountains, lakes, and our world in a whole new perspective; plus you get to experience micro-gravity and float through your workplace.

However, the mundane, everyday tasks can pose somewhat of a challenge, from eating to going to the bathroom to showering.

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British astronaut Tim Peake showed us  just what those everyday tasks look like (watch his explanation of how astronauts go to the bathroom).

In a video, Peake explains that, if you’re looking to spend some time in space, you’d better forget about hot showers.

Instead it’s all about squeezing water on a cloth. Yeah. That’s it.

You can bet the space station smells pretty funky.

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