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Nail Clipping in Space [Video]

Even the most simple of activities, like clipping your nails, presents a logistical problem when done in micro-gravity.

Chris Hadfield shows us how he, aboard the International Space Station, clips his nails without sending the clippings spinning off to spear a station-mate in the eye.

If learning about life-in-space interests you, make sure to check out this tour of the International Space Station.

Chris Hadfield – Nail Clipping in Space [via Geeks Are Sexy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/17/13

Comments (3)

  1. Jeff Sadowski

    My solution big clear plastic bag. Put both hands in with a nail clipper. Clip nails they would be contained to the bag.

  2. Don

    I love these little ‘factoid’ style things about zero-gravity situations. Just fun bits of info to learn about.

  3. Ray

    Jeff Sadowski,
    Simple is best, the yanks spent a fortune making a pen work in zero gravity, the Russians, they use a pencile, works just fine…

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