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(Some Guy Holding It)   International Space Station having trouble with toilet -- next rest stop in 6,000 miles   (mosnews.com) divider line 66
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2005-07-11 02:56:04 PM
Aren't there toilet facilities on the shuttle?
 
2005-07-11 04:12:33 PM
Yes. This is a stupid article.
 
2005-07-11 05:53:55 PM
Dude... just pee out the window.
 
2005-07-11 10:36:40 PM
article: There can be problems with the lavatory, the resources of which are not neverending."

"not neverending" is a phrase you just don't hear enough of these days.

RE the actual problem: My husband (who knows this sort of stuff) informs me that they vacuum dehydrate the poop and re-use the water. (Ew.) The solids they compact and bring back to earth. If they skip that bring it back part and just toss it out the airlock, he says that a "poop cloud" would follow them around for a long, long time. So that's definitely what they should do, because it doesn't get much cooler than having your very own poop cloud follow you around.
 
2005-07-11 10:40:25 PM
From TFA:

The ISS crew commander Sergei Krikalev has previously warned of the problems that nine people could get into if they get stuck on board the station for too long.

He asked NASA to consider eliminating three of the seven shuttle passengers so that in an emergency all the people could leave the station in two three-seater Soyuz aircrafts.


Sounds like a reasonable request to me. If the protective tiles on another shuttle wing gets taken out, everybody would have a way to get home. I'm guessing if that happens NASA can remotely control an unmanned orbiter to an ocean ditching.

In fact, I'm very surprised they're taking a full compliment of astronauts up on this first Shuttle flight after the disaster. It was my understanding that the first several launches after return to flight were going to be "experemental," which (to me, anyways) they would limit the # of astronauts to the bare minimum needed to fly the damn thing-- the commander and the pilot. Just like the very first two or three launches back in 1981.

True, while they're going up there they'd bring a load of supplies and equipment to the ISS, but why risk the extra lives without real need?
 
2005-07-12 12:27:51 AM
Actually if they want to dump stuff out into space. Just leave some air in the airlock the stuff gets dumped out of. As soon as it's opened the air will push the stuff away from the ISS. Problem solved.
 
2005-07-12 12:28:13 AM
All this space doody talk makes baby Jesus cry.
 
2005-07-12 12:30:27 AM
Forget the damn ISS, just put the poo outside. Check out the pictures of the Soviet girls celebrating the last day of school by getting wet in a Moscow fountain. Jeez, how that didn't get a greenlight I will never know. Warning; This material has been shown to pose significant health dangers for kittens. http://www.mosnews.com/images/g/s102.shtml

/bored
//32 birthday today
 
2005-07-12 12:30:30 AM
The shuttle has toliets too, and they are good for at least two weeks. Otherwise you just need to find bag to put your poo in, and stick it outside the airlock

Freeze dried poo, there is some nice monkey ammo for ya
 
2005-07-12 12:30:54 AM
"Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Androkov (below) floats outside the ISS after an American using the bathroom refuses to do a courtesy flush."
 
2005-07-12 12:31:23 AM
A distance 6,000 miles on the ISS only takes about 20 minutes to traverse.
 
2005-07-12 12:32:10 AM
Turds...In...Space!!!
 
2005-07-12 12:32:57 AM
I did the KSC tour earlier this summer and it included a great tour of the ISS building. Our Guide explained how the first Astronaut who used the ISS toilet, with its clever turbine-like whirlwind flush, learned that the peeps on the ground had wired the whirling macerator thingie in reverse. It was probably the only thing my four year old son heard that day, "He say TOILET! HAHA LOL".

From four year olds to rocket scientists, toilet jokes are funny.
 
2005-07-12 12:33:36 AM
Is this where brown dwarves come from?

/Passed up a "captain's log" joke
//Also passed up a "floater" joke
 
2005-07-12 12:33:57 AM
Ah, I think this is the right thread in which to describe my dog's probable reaction to zero-gee.
 
2005-07-12 12:39:36 AM
When yaa have to go, ya gotta let it go...
 
2005-07-12 12:39:51 AM
Freeze-dried beans anyone?
 
2005-07-12 12:41:31 AM
This isn't a biggy. They can just defecate into a bag.
 
2005-07-12 12:41:32 AM
Hey, who had corn and peanuts for lunch?
 
2005-07-12 12:42:53 AM
And they thought they had trouble on Mt. Everest!!!
 
2005-07-12 12:44:02 AM
Can't they just expose the waste to the atmosphere on renetry?
 
2005-07-12 12:46:38 AM
hahaha, holy crap that headline cracked me up!
 
2005-07-12 12:46:42 AM
BigRobLee:

Forget the damn ISS, just put the poo outside. Check out the pictures of the Soviet girls celebrating the last day of school by getting wet in a Moscow fountain. Jeez, how that didn't get a greenlight I will never know. Warning; This material has been shown to pose significant health dangers for kittens. http://www.mosnews.com/images/g/s102.shtml

/bored
//32 birthday today



umm isn't that legally questionable to kill kittens to?
 
2005-07-12 12:47:32 AM
Thats a pretty crappy situation and a shiite-y article. If it was a newspaper I'd wipe with it ARRRRRRGGHH.
 
2005-07-12 12:47:56 AM

This guy is on his way to board the next shuttle launch.



Help is on the way!
 
2005-07-12 12:50:43 AM
In space, no one can hear you shiat...
 
2005-07-12 12:50:59 AM
jonasborg:

Can't they just expose the waste to the atmosphere on re-entry?

It would kind of cost a lot of money to do that. You have to change the speed of the astronaut excrement so that it falls into the atmosphere otherwise you get the wellknown "poop-cloud" or "poop-corona" (also known as a cometary poop tail in some circles.)

To change the speed of the astronaut excrement (henceforth to be known as space poop, or SP), you have to have a small space craft to carry the SP, and then a small rocket engine to slow down the SP craft, and then enough fuel to power the engine, and you have to carry it up on the Space Shuttle which also wastes more fuel.

It's just easier to do it with the Shuttle.
 
2005-07-12 12:51:40 AM
Buford T. Justice: /Passed up a "captain's log" joke

LMAO, thanks for not passing that up.
 
2005-07-12 12:52:09 AM
Pam EL - ...because it doesn't get much cooler than having your very own poop cloud follow you around.

Not if you do an abrupt stop.
 
2005-07-12 12:55:06 AM
Creamed peas on toast in space... shiat on a shuttle?
 
2005-07-12 12:57:53 AM
 
2005-07-12 01:00:31 AM
BigRobLee
http://www.mosnews.com/images/g/s102.shtml

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fap fap f... f... 'O.o aww fark..
I can't do it! They now look as young as my baby sister
and she's 15!! ugh I feel sick
 
2005-07-12 01:00:59 AM
GIS Goodness. Obligatory:


From a children's educational page, which also notes "A space station toilet works just like a vacuum cleaner":


Early Russian model (ouch):


Japanese Contemporary, Spaced but relying on gravity:
 
2005-07-12 01:04:16 AM
looks complicated

 
2005-07-12 01:04:16 AM
Where I live I just wave my hand, whatever is gone...
 
2005-07-12 01:08:05 AM
IBS Astronauts May Have Trouble With Space Loo

well that's how it read for me
 
2005-07-12 01:08:32 AM
BigRobLee:

Check out the pictures of the Soviet girls celebrating the last day of school by getting wet in a Moscow fountain.

Warning; This material has been shown to pose significant health dangers for kittens. http://www.mosnews.com/images/g/s102.shtml


You are a farking pedophile.
 
2005-07-12 01:08:34 AM



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2005-07-12 01:11:59 AM
Tiny rockets. Yep, tiny rockets full of poo, headed for the sun! Sending yer poo to the sun not only gets it out of Earth orbit but incinerates it for good.

/runs away to find patent website
 
2005-07-12 01:15:41 AM

GIS: Special Toilet


 
2005-07-12 01:17:25 AM
I hate to be the geek of the thread, but the ISS orbits less than 250 miles above the Earth, meaning that it is closer to Los Angeles at current time than San Fransisco is.

/one please
//by the window
 
2005-07-12 01:18:44 AM
Well its a good thing that the girl astronauts don't poop then!
 
2005-07-12 01:24:57 AM
Msfan: No Comment

Man I miss that show and all the characters. I rarely sit in front of the TV anymore but Dead Like Me made me venture out of my computer/server room to partake in TV like everyone else. Of course it was quickly cancelled and I once again withdrew to my lair.

/except to watch The Daily Show, Battlestar Galactica, and The Science Channel
 
2005-07-12 01:25:49 AM
Pam El: "If they skip that bring it back part and just toss it out the airlock, he says that a 'poop cloud' would follow them around for a long, long time."

I pooped in a lake once, and that exact thing almost happened to me! Well, it wasn't a cloud. But this big piece of poop followed me around the lake! It wouldn't leave me alone.


Sandra Bullock says: "Poop floats."
 
2005-07-12 01:32:44 AM
I'd just hold it till I got back.

Or have it extracted.
 
2005-07-12 01:35:02 AM
so I was thinking.. even if they lock you in that little alcove thingee.. I bet everyone gets to inhale your poop fumes in the station. You probably get used to it.. but getting stuck in a small pod with another person and having to share the air must really suck some days.

I remember getting arrested and being thrown in the drunk tank; there was a crapper with this little pathetic barrier thing that was basiaclly useless. I had to chill in there with like 10 other dudes, most of them all fuct up drunks/ and or heroin addicts.. and like half of them couldn't hold it and had to stradle the crapper going "uhhh uhhhhh" spraying foul shiat all over the walls/crapper. It was awful. Everyone was basically about to puke.. I remember this one guy yelling "hey asshole! how about a courtesy flush!"

/good times
//Yea.. it's probably something like that on the station
////////////I love stories...
 
2005-07-12 01:43:28 AM
ouldn't they just, oh, i dunno, use another toilet? i mean, the ISS has more than one toilet right?

if not then NASA is farked
 
2005-07-12 02:05:51 AM
Uhhh Houston, We have a problem. We've got floater in the main cabin toilet. Repeat we have a floater in the main cabin toilet. Over.
 
2005-07-12 02:06:32 AM
ybbor657: You are a farking pedophile.

If he's aroused by those images then I rather doubt that. If he's anything he's an ephebophile. And once you get over the grossness and the taboo, what male isn't into hot teens, at least a little? ;)
 
2005-07-12 02:20:43 AM
I am going to pee and poop in my SPACESUIT , you see, if they can't fix ...that...toilet, you see.

I'm Space Station Cosby.
 
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