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According to Singer, the bracelet scene comes from conjecture in Hansen’s book about Armstrong. “Neil claimed that he had lost it, which we now know is not true because when Neil’s archives were donated to Purdue, they have that manifest, which is actually under seal until 2020.”
Astronauts have been drinking distilled urine since 2009, and they currently recapture 93 percent of wastewater, but the system they’re using now is heavy, slow and has been prone to breaking down. It spins the urine at high speed to separate out the water vapor, then treats it chemically.
Poop is vacuumed into garbage bags which are put into airtight containers. Astronauts also put toilet paper, wipes and gloves – gloves help keep everything clean – in the containers too.
NASA says no humans have had sex in space. When they went to space together, Lee and Davis even spent some time artificially inseminating frog eggs for the greater good. (So, somebody got lucky on that trip. Sort of.)
To stay clean, most astronauts request a Russian-made toiletry pouch among their personal items. The pouch includes toothpaste, a toothbrush and deodorant — enough to last six months, the typical stay aboard the station.
Here are five foods that NASA Astronauts can’t eat in space:
Anderson, who is releasing a memoir in June of his time as an astronaut, said after being in the sterile environment of space, everything has a sharper smell when returning to Earth. “I craved smelling fresh cut grass and the sounds of birds chirping in the trees and animals barking,” he said.