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NASA's term for toilet facilities on a spacecraft or the method of waste disposal in a spacesuit. On the space shuttle, a mid-deck compartment holds the toilet, which uses airflow to collect waste into a sealed chamber. The early astronauts were supplied only with plastic bags and hoses. Spacesuit waste management systems have included a urine collection device and a faecal containment system.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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