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How to Barf in Space, in Case You Were Wondering

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You think you want to be an astronaut, but CAN YOU HANDLE BARFING IN ZERO GRAVITY???!!!! According to this video from International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield, your lunch is just floating around in your belly, and you get all dizzy once you are up there. In other words, once you hit orbit, it’s barf o’clock. 

Fortunately, there is a system in place for outer space puking — fancy barf bags. The bags come with a lining to wipe your face off with so little droplets of vom aren’t floating all over the place, then the whole thing gets sealed inside a ziploc bag and put in the “wet trash,” which is probably going to be our new nickname for people we don’t like.

While this does seem like a bit of a hassle, it’s really no worse than how we usually barf — crying over a toilet and wondering how we managed to squander our 20s.

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