For astronauts who don’t experience follicle challenges, a long stay on the International Space Station (ISS) means that at some point a haircut will definitely be needed, according to a digitaltrend tech report.
Just like using a toilet in space, microgravity conditions aboard the International Space Station require many modifications to the relevant equipment to ensure the mission is carried out as cleanly as possible.
For space haircuts, engineers designed an attachment that connects the hair clipper to a vacuum cleaner hose to ensure the clips don’t float in astronauts’ eyes, or block air vents and other equipment at the orbital location.
Matthias Maurer of the European Space Agency recently shared a lot of videos online, showing NASA astronaut Raja Chari performing the role of a barber while Maurer receiving his first haircut in space.
“Enter into the space salon where barberastro_raja is a multi-talented man,” Matthias Maurer tweeted. stars for serving this space designer.”
On a previous mission, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy provided a closer look at the same procedure, and Maurer arrived at the space station in November with Shari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron as part of SpaceX’s Crew-3 mission. The astronauts will live and work aboard the International Space Station for the next six months. So it is likely that many haircuts will be done during that time.
The German astronaut recently demonstrated a more traditional use of a vacuum cleaner when he strapped one to his back to do routine cleaning around the orbiting facility.
According to NASA, the space station is the size of a five-bedroom house — or two Boeing 747s, so keeping it clean takes a great deal of time and effort.
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