Private Space Company Nanoracks
Has announced the successful first test of a new technology to get rid of trash from the International Space Station.
The International Space Station
May seem glamorous, but astronauts aboard the orbital outpost still have to take out the trash.
On July 2, an Engineered Trash Bag
Holding 172lbs of ISS garbage was jettisoned from the space station and sent to its fiery doom in Earth’s atmosphere.
Nanoracks’ Bishop Airlock Manager
Waste collection in space has been a long standing, yet not as publicly discussed, challenge aboard the ISS.
This Was the First Open-Close Cycle
Of the Bishop Airlock, our first deployment, and what we hope is the beginning of new, more sustainable ISS disposal operations
Indeed, the ISS
Has a trash problem. Astronauts currently store their garbage inside of resupply vehicles,