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That Time Apollo 16 Astronauts Got the Farts

Even with scientifically controlled diets, astronauts can’t yet safely prevent gas in space. What gives them gas, and why are they still eating it?

Hosted by: Reid Reimers

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Images:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sodium-potassium_pump_and_diffusion.png
Blausen.com staff (2014). “Medical gallery of Blausen Medical 2014”. WikiJournal of Medicine 1 (2). DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.010. ISSN 2002-4436. Derivative by Mikael Häggström
https://history.nasa.gov/SP-368/s6ch1.htm

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