Astronauts Lose Their Fingernails in Space

by Christopher Paul on September 16, 2010

I never knew this but astronauts lose their fingernails if they go out on a spacewalk. NASA has a competition to solve the glove’s design flaw that helps cause this but no solution has been successful.

The nails do grow back but they can become deformed. I guess there are some trade-offs for the coolest job in the world.

Astronauts’ fingernails fall off – Boing Boing

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