Astronaut Tim Peake Shows How to Use Space Toilet in Zero G
Going to the bathroom in zero G is surprisingly simple.
By ALYSSA NEWCOMB
January 20, 2016, 3:53 PM
• 3 min read
-- It's probably the question people are most curious about when it comes to living in space: How do astronauts use the bathroom in microgravity?
Or, if you're British astronaut Tim Peake, who arrived at the International Space Station last month, the question is: "How do you go to the loo in space?"
In a video released by the European Space Agency on Tuesday, Peake gave people back on Earth a look at the funnel tubular contraption astronauts use to go to the bathroom. It certainly couldn't be more different than the toilets back on Earth, but in a microgravity environment, it gets the job done without make a mess.