• Question: can you smell a fart in space

    Asked by thejayman33 to Arlene, Colin, David, Eugene, Paul on 20 Nov 2012. This question was also asked by michaelfox.
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      David McKeown answered on 20 Nov 2012:

      Yes, I think so. Gases can exist in a vacuum, so you might come across a fart smell. But since you will probably be in a space suit with the air recirculating all the time, you may not want to fart too much yourself.

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      Paul Higgins answered on 21 Nov 2012:

      Farting in a space suit could be deadly. No actually they have a system to you can go to the bathroom in your space suit because you have to be inside of it for long periods of time. So that might include collecting farts.