Tide is going to outer space. The Procter & Gamble brand is partnering with NASA to keep astronauts’ spacesuits fresh, even on Mars.
Company and NASA scientists have created a fully degradable detergent that will clean clothes without wasting water.
Over the next decade, they’ll be testing fabric care products, including Tide pens and wipes, at the International Space Station and on missions to the moon and Mars.
The months or even years that astronauts spend away from Earth means that their spacesuits and clothes can become smelly and stained. Clothes have to be reworn several times before they are ejected with other waste into the atmosphere or sent back to Earth as trash. A crew member will receive 160 pounds of clothes per year through resupply shipments.
degradable：形容詞，可自然分解。例句：Those forks are made of degradable plastic.（這些叉子是用可分解塑膠製作。）
stain：動詞，弄髒、污損、染色。名詞，污垢、瑕疵。The wood was stained yellow.（木材被染成黃色。）
eject：動詞，使（從機器中）彈出。例句：I am still unable to eject the tape.（我仍然無法把磁帶彈出來。）