How did the first vacuum cleaner work?
The vacuum cleaner uses suction to pick things up off the ground
No. First of all it wouldn't stay on the ground. and why would you need to vacuum? A vacuum cleaner depends on a difference in air pressure to operate. With no air pressure in space, there could be no difference in air pressure and thus no operation. Inside a manned spacecraft, which is usually pressurized a vacuum cleaner will obviously work just fine; especially for collecting and disposing of water globules. Also the standard NASA…
Although it is called a vacuum cleaner, it does not actually create a vacuum. Inside the cleaner there is an electric motor which drives a fan blade. This fan blows air out of the vacuum cleaner and this causes air to be drawn in to the cleaner at the other end. Thus the cleaner works by creating an air flow, not a vacuum.