Ever wonder how astronauts prepare for bed aboard the International Space Station? ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer shows us his nightly routine during his Cosmic Kiss mission in the crew quarters, which is known as CASA (Crew Alternate Sleep Accommodation). This module is located within the European Columbus science laboratory and has more than enough tools for any evening routine.
Before Mathhias is able to float snugly into his sleeping bag for the night, he visited one of the three bathrooms currently on board the International Space Station. The bathrooms are separate from from the work areas and installed in different modules of the USOS and Russian segments of the Station for added privacy. Astronauts share these bathrooms to wash up, take a shower and brush their teeth. Pizza parties on the ISS take place in a different module.
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During his time in orbit, Matthias will support over 35 European experiments and even more international experiments on board. The outcomes of these experiments will advance our knowledge in areas ranging from human health to materials science, benefitting life on Earth and the future of space exploration,” said the European Space Agency.