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How to wash your hands in space

In space, where there's a big lack of gravity, even simple things we take for granted on our routine, such as washing hands, can be proved extremely challenging activities for astronauts. So, do not get over-impressed by the fact that they have found their own special ways to complete their every-day activities. And so, the Canadian Space Agency have created their own method ...for washing their hands hands.

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On a recent Q & A session of the International Space Station, astronaut Chris Hadfield accepted to show on camera how this can be done in space.

The solution is a mixture of hot and cold water and soap, which is released into the air from a straw attached to a bag, to be synthesized into a ball, which someone can "grab" to wash their hands.

After washing their hands with this mixture, they can wipe with a floating...towel!

Watch the video for more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9Z2KNDGNnlc

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