Why Space Travel Sucks

Humans can’t stand, bathe or poop properly in space

Standing Up

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Bathing

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How to wash your bald head in space

Pooping

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The cursed Apollo bag, from Vox
YOUNG: Who did it? [laughter]CERNAN: What? Where did that come from?STAFFORD: Give me a napkin quick. There’s a turd floating through the air.YOUNG: I didn’t do it. It ain’t one of mine.CERNAN: I don’t think it’s one of mine.STAFFORD: Mine was a little more sticky than that. Throw that away.YOUNG: God almighty.
The fecal bag system was marginally functional and was described as very “distasteful” by the crew. The bag was considered difficult to position. Defecation was difficult to perform without the crew soiling themselves, clothing, and the cabin. The bags provided no odor control in the small capsule and the odor was prominent. Due to the difficulty of use, up to 45 minutes per defecation was required by each crew member, causing fecal odors to be present for substantial portions of the crew’s day. 

Why We’re Not Meant To Leave The Earth

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