Chris Hadfield on how Astronauts Shave in Space

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Uploaded on April 8, 2013

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Chris Hadfield on how Astronauts Shave in Space

2013-04-08 - How do astronauts shave in space? ISS Commander Chris Hadfield demonstrates.

(Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA)

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Cdr Chris Hadfield: Shaving in space takes a little more care because your whiskers could float off, and they'll end up - you'll breathe them, and they'll get into the computers and everything. So you want to becareful. So we use special astronaut shaving cream, Astro-Edge. Squirts on very carefully, nice and blue. Regular razor. And then, with your feet locked securely in place, you carefully shave, wiping the razor every time on a cloth as there's no sink. Velcro sticks. And then razors away, clean yourself off, you're shaved. Moustache requires a little extra attention. Have to use a vacuum cleaner.

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