Do astronauts get paid for life?

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Do astronauts get paid for life?

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answered Sep 22 by Daltonthreet (5,780 points)
Astronauts don't get paid for life although once the astronaut retires they usually get a good payout upon retirement from being an astronaut.

Astronauts however only get paid for the time they work.

Female astronauts do wear bras in space as an extra layer of coverage.

You can sneeze as well as cough in space.

In space when you sneeze or cough the droplets tend to float around unlike on earth where the droplets from sneezes and coughs can travel at 100 mph.

When astronauts poop in their suits or pee in their suits the astronauts wear an adult disposable diaper under their astronaut suits to pee and poop in.

When the astronauts are not in their suits then they pee and poop in a toilet like device.

For female astronauts to pee in space the female astronaut pees into a handheld funner and the pee gets sucked down through a hose and then it goes to a recycling device that recycles the urine into drinking water.

Female astronauts then defecate or poop into a device which looks similar to a smaller version of a regular toilet seat

The reason astronauts drink their pee is because it's an easy way to make water from the pee up in space instead of transporting heavy water into space.

Astronauts drink recycled urine because of the limited availability of water on board the spaceship.

The Astronauts recycle urine into drinkable water so they will have enough water to drink and save on water that they would otherwise have to haul to space with them.

Water is a precious and limited resource in space, so International Space Station crew members recycle it whenever possible, including recycling their own urine.

It only takes about eight days for the systems on the space station to process water.

Urine is boiled in the distillation assembly and delivered to the water processor, where it undergoes a cycle of filtration and chemical purification until it is usable by the crew – reducing costs associated with launching heavy water shipments to the station from Earth.

Water is heavy and hard to transport into orbit, which is why the International Space Station is a champion when it comes to recycling.

Even astronaut urine is captured and processed to make it drinkable.

Nearly all of the water astronauts drink and shower with comes from their urine and sweat.

Storage is hard to come by aboard the International Space Station.

An astronaut is a person trained, equipped, and deployed by a human spaceflight program to serve as a commander or crew member aboard a spacecraft.

Astronauts are paid according to the federal government's General Schedule pay scale, and they can fall on the GS-11 through GS-14 pay grades.

The pay grade is based on an astronaut's academic achievements and experience.

The starting salary for GS-11 employees is $53,805.00

Pee cycling is the process of recycling human urine and then using the urine as a fertilizer.

Pee cycling can also refer to the process of recycling human urine into drinkable water such as in space for astronauts to drink.

You can filter your pee and drink it and in fact astronauts drink recycled and filtered pee that is turned into drinking water.

You can actually drink your own pee without filtering it as pee is sterile at least for awhile but it's best to filter it before drinking it.

The reason astronauts drink their pee is because it's an easy way to make water from the pee up in space instead of transporting heavy water into space.

Astronauts drink recycled urine because of the limited availability of water on board the spaceship.

The Astronauts recycle urine into drinkable water so they will have enough water to drink and save on water that they would otherwise have to haul to space with them.

Water is a precious and limited resource in space, so International Space Station crew members recycle it whenever possible, including recycling their own urine.

It only takes about eight days for the systems on the space station to process water.

Urine is boiled in the distillation assembly and delivered to the water processor, where it undergoes a cycle of filtration and chemical purification until it is usable by the crew – reducing costs associated with launching heavy water shipments to the station from Earth.

Water is heavy and hard to transport into orbit, which is why the International Space Station is a champion when it comes to recycling.

Even astronaut urine is captured and processed to make it drinkable.

Nearly all of the water astronauts drink and shower with comes from their urine and sweat.

Storage is hard to come by aboard the International Space Station.

An astronaut is a person trained, equipped, and deployed by a human spaceflight program to serve as a commander or crew member aboard a spacecraft.

Astronauts are paid according to the federal government's General Schedule pay scale, and they can fall on the GS-11 through GS-14 pay grades.

The pay grade is based on an astronaut's academic achievements and experience.

The starting salary for GS-11 employees is $53,805.00

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