NASA astronaut and Navy SEAL Chris Cassidy has made a new tutorial video for the toilet aboard the International Space Station (ISS). And while Cassidy is calm throughout, it’s easy to imagine oneself Mr. Bean-ing the pricey water closet. Which would be a bad thing, especially considering the fact that the ISS’s newest titanium thrown costs $23 million.
The space agency recently posted Cassidy’s video to its NASA Johnson YouTube channel. Although it’s unclear if the arrival of the new titanium toilet was the impetus for the video—which does not feature the new unit—Cassidy makes it clear that “by far the most common question” asked of astronauts is “How do you go to the bathroom?”
To kick off the video, Cassidy gives a rundown of how it feels to have the urge to go in space. And it turns out that the sensations in regards to both “number one” and