2013 Press Releases


  • Where Do Astronauts Go When They Need “To Go?”

    Released July 9, 2013 - The first American man in space had no place “to go,” and urinating in space was a tough problem for engineers to solve. In a new article, Hunter Hollins of the National Air and Space Museum reviews the history of urine collection in space in an article entitled, “Forgotten Hardware: How to Urinate in a Spacesuit,” which discusses the considerations necessary to accommodate this basic physiological function.