Does it smell bad on the International Space Station?
Obviously everyone is working together in close quarters and there is not much fresh air, plus human waste isn't exactly GOING anywhere. Does it smell really bad as a result, or have the designers of the space station taken special precautions to reduce unpleasant odors?
I am sure they have ample air filters that probably recycle oxygen. That process probably removes odors, etc. It is probably colder then we think it would up there too so odors may not be as prevalent.
BTW......for human waste management the loo is fitted with a vaccum.which means "everything"(yes everything) that comes out of the astronauts' "posterior end" is sucked in the vacuum-shit-pot....that means no gases at least....dunno about other things.....
Frontier persons of every age have had to sacrifice hygiene for the greater good of all humanity. I almost get teary eyed when I think about it. . . .
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