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Can the vacuum of space be used to sterilize equipment?

Supposing that washing dishes and sterilizing medical equipment could be expensive to do in space, would a viable option be to expose dishes, scalpels, silverwear etc to the vacuum of space? Would the ...
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“grease” like substance in Space

I read that Space contains a "grease" like substance that will cover any spacecraft during a long flight. My question is how will it be removed because I assume that you can't just take a bucket of ...
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How is the space station's interior cleaned?

The ISS is a pretty messy place, as in the image here. I have a cable mess under my desk that quickly traps dust and takes some effort to be cleaned. The ISS is much worse. And it has been crewed ...
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Can you vacuum out the ISS by opening the door?

The International Space Station (ISS) has been occupied continuously since 2 November 2000. we know from a recent answer that it is cleaned weekly In my home when winter is over, and we are doing ...