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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Laundry in Space

 Former employer activity.   Not new, recall some similar activity in the 70s.

How do you do laundry in space? NASA taps P&G to find solution

By Andy Brownfield  –  Staff Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier

Dec 9, 2020, 7:16am EST

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has tapped Procter & Gamble for a project that takes the consumer goods company back to its roots, albeit in a space-age way.

NASA has signed a contract with P&G (NYSE: PG) to develop the first detergent for washing clothes in space. Currently, astronauts' dirty laundry is packaged up and ejected alongside other waste in a capsule to burn in the atmosphere, or returned to Earth as garbage.

It's not just laundry though. According to the contract between NASA and P&G, the space agency wants Procter & Gamble to create and improve the best methods for cleaning clothing and crew quarters for space exploration missions. .... " 

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