How a Canadian astronaut cuts his nails on the International Space Station

Total
0
Shares

Cutting Nails in Space

Things that we take for granted can be challenging in zero gravity. Take cutting your finger nails, for instance. It’s something that few people think about as a challenge. In space, they can be floating projectiles that end up in astronauts’ eyes, inhaled, or otherwise embedded where they do not belong. The answer – suction.

If you can stand watching someone else trim their nails, here’s a video from the quirky Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield as he demonstrates the complications of this mundane task in space.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign Up for Techi's Special Newsletter

Newsletters are not just for grabbing attention. I promise to deliver the best disruptive technologies in your inbox once or twice a month.

You May Also Like

5 awesome bamboo products for your office

Table of Contents Hide 1) Bamboo Flooring2) Bamboo Speakers3) Bamboo Keyboard and Mouse4) Bamboo Chair Mat5) Bamboo Space Savers and Desk Organizers Going green is getting easier, and the products…