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Nudism in space: Why wear clothes anyway?

Clothes require laundry because they have accumulated dirt and other materials from the environment and their wearer. If the astronaut was not wearing those clothes then that material they captured ...
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Nudism in space: Why wear clothes anyway?

Clothing performs essential duties on the station in addition to modesty. They are an easy way to organize stuff. In addition to pockets, clothing is festooned with velcro strips for attaching tools, ...
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Can you take a bath on Mars?

Short answer, No different from Earth in floating. Buoyancy in water or any fluid is based on the weight of water displaced. Floating is based on the weight of the item displacing water. This is ...
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Nudism in space: Why wear clothes anyway?

In addition to capture of contaminants, such as dead skin, hair, sweat, etc, and abrasion/cut protection, clothing forms a basic thermal layer that allows the human body to better regulate its ...
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How are hair and beard lengths maintained in space?

A haircut is done with an electric trimmer which has a vacuum hose attached. Wet shaving avoids this by trapping the cuttings in shaving foam, but some astronauts use electric razors, again with a ...
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Nudism in space: Why wear clothes anyway?

A picture might be worth a thousand words. Just imagine this situation without clothes:
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How is the space station's interior cleaned?

The Space Station's Environmental Control and Life Support System eliminates much of the dust and other particulates from the breathing atmosphere via HEPA filters. It also removes water vapor, ...
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How did Skylab's "space shower" work?

Here is a schematic of the shower system. A description from here. This is an enclosure which uses continuous airflow as a gravity substitute to move the water over the crewman. A 6-pound ...
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Nudism in space: Why wear clothes anyway?

I think the most important reason is that clothes perform a very important social function. Most of our workplaces are climate controlled and yet we still wear clothes indoors, putting considerable ...
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