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(NBC News)   Space Poop: 44 years later   ( cosmiclog.nbcnews.com) divider line
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2013-04-10 09:02:03 AM  
The elusive greened poop thread.
2013-04-10 09:02:47 AM  
The Richard Garriott video they link to is worth a watch.

I don't know why we haven't tasked the Japanese with building a high-tech space toilet.  I'm sure they could come up with something extremely sanitary and easy to use.  The Japanese really know how to handle their shiat.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-10 09:18:09 AM  
I was hoping it had been released into space and somebody's satellite was about to be hit 44 years later.
2013-04-10 09:44:58 AM  

ZAZ: I was hoping it had been released into space and somebody's satellite was about to be hit 44 years later.

Or raining down on some Russian village in a ball of fire - and a sonic boom fart.
2013-04-10 10:09:01 AM  
You mean 24 hours later, subby.
2013-04-10 10:09:27 AM  

OregonVet: The elusive greened poop thread.

Not so elusive during Shamrock Shake promotions.
2013-04-10 10:09:48 AM  
Poooooooppppppppp iiinnnnnnn sppppppppppaaacceeeeee

...if you never watched the muppets growing up, skip the reference...
2013-04-10 10:09:51 AM  
2013-04-10 10:10:49 AM  
I meet Gene Cernan once, picturing him saying those quotes just made my day.
2013-04-10 10:11:23 AM  
The toilet is of the standard zero-gravity type. Depending on requirements, System A and/or System B can be used, details of which are clearly marked in the toilet compartment. When operating System A, depress lever and a plastic dalkron eliminator will be dispensed through the slot immediately underneath. When you have fastened the adhesive lip, attach connection marked by the large "X" outlet hose. Twist the silver coloured ring one inch below the connection point until you feel it lock.The toilet is now ready for use. The Sonovac cleanser is activated by the small switch on the lip. When securing, twist the ring back to its initial-condition, so that the two orange line meet. Disconnect. Place the dalkron eliminator in the vacuum receptacle to the rear. Activate by pressing the blue button.The controls for System B are located on the opposite wall. The red release switch places the uroliminator into position; it can be adjusted manually up or down by pressing the blue manual release button. The opening is self adjusting. To secure after use, press the green button which simultaneously activates the evaporator and returns the uroliminator to its storage position.You may leave the lavatory if the green exit light is on over the door. If the red light is illuminated, one of the lavatory facilities is not properly secured. Press the "Stewardess" call button on the right of the door. She will secure all facilities from her controll panel outside. When gren exit light goes on you may open the door and leave. Please close the door behind you.To use the Sonoshower, first undress and place all your clothes in the clothes rack. Put on the velcro slippers located in the cabinet immediately below. Enter the shower. On the control panel to your upper right upon entering you will see a "Shower seal" button. Press to activate. A green light will then be illuminated immediately below. On the intensity knob select the desired setting. Now depress the Sonovac activation lever. Bathe normally.The Sonovac will automatically go off after three minutes unless you activate the "Manual off" over-ride switch by flipping it up. When you are ready to leave, press the blue "Shower seal" release button. The door will open and you may leave. Please remove the velcro slippers and place them in their container.If the red light above this panel is on, the toilet is in use. When the green light is illuminated you may enter. However, you must carefully follow all instructions when using the facilities duting coasting (Zero G) flight. Inside there are three facilities: (1) the Sonowasher, (2) the Sonoshower, (3) the toilet. All three are designed to be used under weightless conditions. Please observe the sequence of operations for each individual facility.Two modes for Sonowashing your face and hands are available, the "moist-towel" mode and the "Sonovac" ultrasonic cleaner mode. You may select either mode by moving the appropriate lever to the "Activate" position.

If you choose the "moist-towel" mode, depress the indicated yellow button and withdraw item. When you have finished, discard the towel in the vacuum dispenser, holding the indicated lever in the "active" position until the green light goes on...showing that the rollers have passed the towel completely into the dispenser. If you desire an additional towel, press the yellow button and repeat the cycle.If you prefer the "Sonovac" ultrasonic cleaning mode, press the indicated blue button. When the twin panels open, pull forward by rings A & B. For cleaning the hands, use in this position. Set the timer to positions 10, 20, 30 or 40...indicative of the number of seconds required. The knob to the left, just below the blue light, has three settings, low, medium or high. For normal use, the medium setting is suggested.After these settings have been made, you can activate the device by switching to the "ON" position the clearly marked red switch. If during the washing operation, you wish to change the settings, place the "manual off" over-ride switch in the "OFF" position. you may now make the change and repeat the cycle.
2013-04-10 10:12:36 AM  
Ah crap.  Screwed up the format on that.  The "zero g toilet instructions" from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
2013-04-10 10:13:04 AM  
So NBC News has a URL containing the words "poop" and "turds".

Walter Cronkite is turning over in his grave.
2013-04-10 10:17:25 AM  
The elusive, Threepete!
2013-04-10 10:17:47 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: So NBC News has a URL containing the words "poop" and "turds".

Walter Cronkite is turning over in his grave.

at least he isn't shiatting himself.
2013-04-10 10:22:57 AM  
Mary Roach - Packing for Mars

great writer, and a great book
great writer, and a great book
great writer and a great book

/if anything about this article bears repeating three times, that does
2013-04-10 10:24:11 AM  

ZAZ: I was hoping it had been released into space and somebody's satellite was about to be hit 44 years later.

Thats what I was thining too.

IIRC I think on the ISS the toilet has a cam with crosshairs so you can uhhhhh "dock" and not have any solids escape.
2013-04-10 10:24:14 AM  
..............and i think that tells us all we need to know about getting an article greenlit by Fark admins
2013-04-10 10:24:58 AM  
Where is Howard Wolowitz when you need him?
2013-04-10 10:26:37 AM  

furterfan: ..............and i think that tells us all we need to know about getting an article greenlit by Fark admins

Or in this case, brownlit.
2013-04-10 10:26:41 AM  
They needed the Wolowitz Zero-Gravity Waste Distribution System

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2013-04-10 10:27:16 AM  
FTA: "Give me a napkin, quick." Stafford says. "There's a turd floating through the air."

"I didn't do it," Young says. "It ain't one of mine."

He who denied it supplied it.
2013-04-10 10:27:55 AM  
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Where is Howard Wolowitz when you need him?
2013-04-10 10:28:19 AM  
lol, mission log
2013-04-10 10:29:17 AM  

qgogan: lol, mission log

In some cases, captain's log.
2013-04-10 10:30:53 AM  

Obbi: The elusive, Threepete!

This is an update.  Yesterday was the 43 years and 364 day space poopthread.

When you think about it, spacepoop will outlive us all.

I look forward to celebrating the 50th Golden Space Poopiversary with my first greenlight.
2013-04-10 10:35:12 AM  

Deucetoo: Where is Howard Wolowitz when you need him?

Based on his actual performance in space, going just about full Ren with space madness.
2013-04-10 10:40:03 AM  
Well, we like poop.
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