EZ-G: Space station showering facilities
This project looks at the future of human space habitation, which will become more accessible due to private investment. My goal was to provide the refreshing and comforting experience of a daily shower for astronauts and tourists, with minimal maintenance. Previous solutions have either been described as “a bit like camping”, or involved a lot of cleanup. Major factors to consider were transport and integration with the spacecraft, safety regulations, human factors, and user experience. In the absence of gravity, surface tension causes water to stick to the surfaces it comes in contact with, instead of falling down into a drain. Using a combination of mechanical scraping and vacuum suction, the shower stall can be cleaned and dried in minutes, giving the users more time to get on with their busy schedules or go and enjoy the view.