Fascinating Facts About the International Space Station

ISS Astronauts Have a Unique Way of Doing Laundry

9. ISS Astronauts Have a Unique Way of Doing Laundry

Water is essential on the ISS. It can only be used for the most vital functions. That’s why it’s so heavily recycled onboard the craft.

So to do laundry, astronauts rely on new shipments of clothing from the earth. The old clothes are then loaded onto a spacecraft that burns up upon re-entry into earth’s atmosphere.

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