Astronaut Wore Same Underwear in Space for a Month

July 31, 2009

(ChattahBox) — While this has probably been tried before by less sanitary sorts, talk about your weird but apparently necessary experiments in space.   Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata who came home today aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour after living in orbit for more than four months, agreed to participate in an experiment some people might find a bit gross.Wakata  wore the new high-tech J-Wear underwear for a month straight, a potential necessary evil for humans who are going to spend years traveling to other planets.  The Japanese-made J-Wear line for astronauts includes shirts, pants, and socks and is anti-bacterial, water-absorbent, and odor-resistant.  Scientists are now analyzing the underwear to see how they smelled held up.  Assuming things go well perhaps you’ll find NASA approved J-Wear at your local Walmart soon.


One Response to “Astronaut Wore Same Underwear in Space for a Month”

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