What Happens To Astronaut Poop? It Burns Up In Space And Looks Like Shooting Star, NASA Reveals

Posted: Sep 15 2015, 3:39am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 15 2015, 8:43pm CDT, in News | Latest Science News


What Happens to Astronaut Poop? It Burns Up in Space and Looks like Shooting Star, NASA Reveals
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An International Space Station infographic provides a lot of interesting information about what happens to astronaut Scott Kelly's body during his one-year long stay in space.

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is halfway through his yearlong mission in the International Space Station. Many would be curious to know how Kelly is spending his days in outer space. For all those, NASA has just released an infographic containing incredible facts and figures which will help you understand what Kelly is going through during his stay in ISS.

Meanwhile, NASA has also solved the mystery about what happens to the human waste generated in the space. To the surprise of many, feces burn up in the atmosphere and look like shooting stars. How amazing is it?

What will happen to @stationcdrkelly during his #YearInSpace #nasa

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According to infographic, astronaut Kelly will produce about 180 pound of poop during his 342 days in station. Yuck! All poop will get burned and look like shooting stars unlike other human waste. 

There are many more mind-blowing facts as well. Kelly will see more than 10,000 sunrises and sunsets during the space mission while we will see only 684. 

Kelly will drink 730 liters of recycled urine and sweat aboard the International Space Station. He will exercise a total of 700 hours during his mission to keep himself strong and healthy. 

Astronaut will run more than 600 miles on an especially designed treadmill during his one-year stay. It will take him more than 216,000 years if he wants to run that much on Mars.

The amount of fluid that will be shifted from legs towards his head will be equal to 2 liter bottle of soda. There will around 383 experiments conducted in this space mission. 

One year long epic space mission was started in March 27. Scott Kelly alongside Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korneinko will return to Earth in March 2016.

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