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How do astronauts wash their hands in space?

Life’s daily little details get interesting when you live in microgravity. For example, how do astronauts wash their hands in spaceISS Commander and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrates how. Hint: It involves grabbing a floating ball of liquid!

If you liked this, you’ll definitely want to go on a tour of the international space station with Commander Sunita Williams. Commander Hadfield has also demonstrated how astronauts clip their nails in space and what mixed nuts look like in space.

Follow @Cmdr_Hadfield on Twitter, and check out more of his work on Earth: The Darkest Dark, a picture book for kids, You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes: Photographs from the Internationand Space Station, and An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything.

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