Video: Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield: How To Clip Your Fingernails In Space

Video Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield How To Clip Your Fingernails In Space
Video Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield How To Clip Your Fingernails In Space
Video Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield How To Clip Your Fingernails In Space
Video Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield How To Clip Your Fingernails In Space

Every day tasks become a challenge in zero gravity. In this video, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shows us how he clips his fingernails while in space. Turns out it’s pretty easy: you just aim your gross fingernail clippings towards a vent and then vacuum them up. Without proper disposal, a stray clipping could float around and then get stuck up a nostril or go into the ear.

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield shows us how the crew of the International Space Station clip their nails in space. Credit: CSA/NASA