How Do Astronauts Wash Their Hands?

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Commander Chris Hadfield answers Earthlings' questions while aboard the International Space Station (or as I prefer to call it, Space Station Alpha). In today's short video, he explains how astronauts wash their hands in zero gravity. It's a bit odd seeing him squeeze water out of a tube, grab the floating ball of water, and wash up. But I guess that's space for ya. Enjoy:

If that's not enough zero-gravity water weirdness for you, check out this five-minute video of the ISS crew experimenting with "astro puffs" of water. (Watch it in HD!)

(Via The Kid Should See This.)

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February 5, 2013 - 12:37pm
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