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941 clicks; posted to STEM » on 26 Jan 2022 at 12:34 PM (22 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-26 12:39:22 PM  
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/wanna bet?
 
2022-01-26 12:42:50 PM  
Just open the cargo doors.  Duh.
 
2022-01-26 12:46:40 PM  
One problem not a lot of books/etc. go into - space suits stink.  And there's no cleaning it out of them 100% - they're a small close environment your body's locked into for long periods of time, and they smell like it.  Sweat, farts, you name it.  One person I've talked to that had to wear one repeatedly compared it to wearing military body armor for long period on deployment but magnified quite a bit

/he was a trainee astronaut but never got picked
//and he was deployed in first Iraq so he had the comparison
///now combine the hard to clean/constant use factor with the comparative low water availability for cleanliness...
 
2022-01-26 12:50:14 PM  

Bob The Nob: Just open the cargo doors.  Duh.


I'm sorry Dave.
 
2022-01-26 1:00:14 PM  
So, pretty much the same thing that would happen with a car if you put 2-week-old garbage in it and set it out in the Florida sun for a couple hours with the windows up and no air conditioning?
 
2022-01-26 1:05:45 PM  

Bob The Nob: Just open the cargo doors.  Duh.


You know what?  If the materials could stand it, putting them in an airlock and exposing their inner volume to vacuum might just get that smell out.  All those volatile compounds should boil off pretty quickly under those circumstances, leaving nothing left to get to your nose after you bring them back into a pressurized environment.
 
2022-01-26 1:19:45 PM  
I've often wondered how bad the ISS stinks. I bet MIR must have been pretty rank toward the end.
 
2022-01-26 1:35:27 PM  

whitebuffaloburgers: I've often wondered how bad the ISS stinks. I bet MIR must have been pretty rank toward the end.


Probably BO and caviar farts.
 
2022-01-26 1:35:53 PM  
this detection was done by inserting a probe up into the throat of each thruster

UPIT
 
2022-01-26 1:57:49 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: One problem not a lot of books/etc. go into - space suits stink.  And there's no cleaning it out of them 100% - they're a small close environment your body's locked into for long periods of time, and they smell like it.  Sweat, farts, you name it.  One person I've talked to that had to wear one repeatedly compared it to wearing military body armor for long period on deployment but magnified quite a bit

/he was a trainee astronaut but never got picked
//and he was deployed in first Iraq so he had the comparison
///now combine the hard to clean/constant use factor with the comparative low water availability for cleanliness...


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2022-01-26 2:10:00 PM  

Autoerotic Defenestration: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: One problem not a lot of books/etc. go into - space suits stink.  And there's no cleaning it out of them 100% - they're a small close environment your body's locked into for long periods of time, and they smell like it.  Sweat, farts, you name it.  One person I've talked to that had to wear one repeatedly compared it to wearing military body armor for long period on deployment but magnified quite a bit

/he was a trainee astronaut but never got picked
//and he was deployed in first Iraq so he had the comparison
///now combine the hard to clean/constant use factor with the comparative low water availability for cleanliness...

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He actually said at one point he wished to fark he could just send the suit to a dry cleaner - which would of course wreck it but... yeah.
 
2022-01-26 2:22:01 PM  
Apparently the stench from the Apollo capsules was pretty overwhelming when they got opened.  Imagine 3 guys living in a Geo Metro for two weeks while crapping in bags.
 
2022-01-26 2:35:28 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Bob The Nob: Just open the cargo doors.  Duh.

You know what?  If the materials could stand it, putting them in an airlock and exposing their inner volume to vacuum might just get that smell out.  All those volatile compounds should boil off pretty quickly under those circumstances, leaving nothing left to get to your nose after you bring them back into a pressurized environment.


I don't think that would work, would most likely replace one odor with another.

https://sfumatofragrances.com/blogs/news/the-smell-of-outer-space
 
2022-01-26 2:37:15 PM  
No one can smell you fart in space... especially around Uranus.
 
2022-01-26 2:44:41 PM  
I was told that space smells like egg farts and burned gunpowder.
 
2022-01-26 2:49:50 PM  

jjs1978: Unsung_Hero: Bob The Nob: Just open the cargo doors.  Duh.

You know what?  If the materials could stand it, putting them in an airlock and exposing their inner volume to vacuum might just get that smell out.  All those volatile compounds should boil off pretty quickly under those circumstances, leaving nothing left to get to your nose after you bring them back into a pressurized environment.

I don't think that would work, would most likely replace one odor with another.

https://sfumatofragrances.com/blogs/news/the-smell-of-outer-space


I think the consensus now is that space smell is from sublimation of whatever was exposed to vacuum.  It probably smells like the manufacturing processes.
 
2022-01-26 3:02:06 PM  

thehellisthis: I think the consensus now is that space smell is from sublimation of whatever was exposed to vacuum. It probably smells like the manufacturing processes.


Huh.  I was guessing that radiation exposure was causing chemical changes in the gear... and thinking maybe 'exposure to vacuum but not actual space' could still work as a deodorizing process.
 
2022-01-26 3:04:28 PM  
Because the obvious thing of flushing it with ozone conflicts with "ozone is bad" policies.
 
2022-01-26 4:13:34 PM  

whitebuffaloburgers: I've often wondered how bad the ISS stinks. I bet MIR must have been pretty rank toward the end.


They've said it's a pretty rough mix of BO, stale air and foodstuffs along with the unique funkiness of space occasionally mixed in after spacewalks. Towards the end MIR also had the lingering acrid nastiness of an electrical fire after that one mishap
 
2022-01-26 6:29:31 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Apparently the stench from the Apollo capsules was pretty overwhelming when they got opened.  Imagine 3 guys living in a Geo Metro for two weeks while crapping in bags.


Must smell like a college dorm.
 
2022-01-26 7:53:02 PM  
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2022-01-26 9:01:33 PM  
During the Apollo 10 lunar orbit, they discovered a rogue poop floating in the cabin:
> Stafford: Who did it? (Laughter)
> Cernan: Where did that come from?
> Stafford: Give me a napkin quick, there's a turd floating through the air.
> Young: I didn't do it. It ain't one of mine.
> Cernan: I don't think it's one of mine.
> Stafford: Mine was a little more sticky than that. Throw that away.
> Young: God almighty.
> Stafford: What do you see?
> Young: Nothing, that's enough for me.
> Cernan: Yes.
> Young: Nice going there.
> Cernan: No more turds are going to fit in there.
> Stafford: Is that waste compartment full?
> Young: No, hell; there's nothing in there.
> Cernan: It goes all the way down to the...
> Cernan: Hell, when I got in there, I had to stick my hand in there and [garble] - He put it in the bag, didn't he? You guys been trying to stick it through there with your fingers?
 
2022-01-27 9:30:55 AM  

germ78: [Fark user image 415x282]
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/fix your shiatty formatting


And your grammar:

According to the NASA's PDF Space Shuttle Era Facts, this unique vehicle system, which consists of about 2 1/2 million moving parts.
 
2022-01-27 9:39:51 AM  

KingBiefWhistle: whitebuffaloburgers: I've often wondered how bad the ISS stinks. I bet MIR must have been pretty rank toward the end.

They've said it's a pretty rough mix of BO, stale air and foodstuffs along with the unique funkiness of space occasionally mixed in after spacewalks. Towards the end MIR also had the lingering acrid nastiness of an electrical fire after that one mishap


Mir gets all caps?
 
2022-01-27 9:40:13 AM  

KingBiefWhistle: KingBiefWhistle: whitebuffaloburgers: I've often wondered how bad the ISS stinks. I bet MIR must have been pretty rank toward the end.

They've said it's a pretty rough mix of BO, stale air and foodstuffs along with the unique funkiness of space occasionally mixed in after spacewalks. Towards the end MIR also had the lingering acrid nastiness of an electrical fire after that one mishap

Mir gets all caps?


lol no it doesn't, never mind
 
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