General KnOWLedge: How Do Astronauts Go To The Bathroom?

Going potty in space? Hey, it's a "breeze"...
astronauts bathroom

Space is the place for adventure! For science! For ... going to the toilet?

Well, as long as human beings still need to go numbers one and two, the call of nature is something that they can't ignore. Even when they find themselves in the most unnatural of areas.

Such as in microgravity.

Holding down what you can't hold in

In this season of OWLconnected General KnOWLedge we've already dug into the business of sleeping on the International Space Station. Now we're taking a close (but not too close) look at how human waste is kept in check in an environment where, to be blunt, it could easily make a mess of things! How do they pull it off? And where does it all go afterward?

The answer will arrive in T-minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5 ...

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