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How do you wash your clothes in space? YOU DON’T!

Washing is a problem that has yet to be resolved. A washing machine for use in space has not yet been invented – the task has so far proved too technically complex. That’s why in space you have to wear your clothes for longer than on Earth – new underwear every other day, a new t-shirt every week and an extra t-shirt for working out.

And that’s your lot! Clothes are worn only once, after which they are put into a space transporter, which burns up in the Earth’s atmosphere on the return journey. This is currently the only solution.

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Source: SWR Wissen / AUTOR Alexander Gerst

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