Have you ever tried to imagine the smell of air inside the extraterrestrial space station?
“It is easy to get used to the smell, but you should avoid the trash and the toilet,” Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti commented on the smell of the astronauts’ housing in space, and said that there is a persistent “strange smell” aboard the International Space Station (ISS), which may take a few days. to get used to it.
According to “space”, Samantha added, “When I arrived here two months ago on my second trip, I could immediately smell a very strange smell that immediately brought me back to the memories and sensations of the smells of my first trip…but within days, I got used to it. Now I can’t smell that scent.
Cristoforetti did not explain what the ISS smells like, though she did reveal that the space station’s capable filters remove most odors.
Smells emanate from the space station toilet, and although the toilet is designed to recycle urine into potable water; However, there is always something left after this process is complete.
“The system evaporates what’s left of the urine, and the exhaust can smell unpleasant despite such a large filter,” Cristoforetti said.
But the ESA astronaut reassured her 600,000 followers on TikTok that apart from these pesky areas, the International Space Station is free of bad perfumes. “Other than that, the space station smells very nice,” she said.
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