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This British Astronaut Politely Shows How You Pee And Poop In Space

We've all been wondering. Tim Peake now has the answer.

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Tim Peake, the first British astronaut in space since 1991, cleared up one of Earth's most burning questions for people in space in a video on Tuesday — how do you pee and poop?

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NASA created this nifty infographic to describe some of the health issues and "milestones" Scott Kelly, an American astronaut who is ending a one-year mission in space in March, has faced while aboard the ISS.

The agency explains Kelly's excrement "will burn up in the atmosphere and look like shooting stars."

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