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Terry60

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{Ron!n}

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Well i guess its very important for them to fix the toilet. Thats where they get their drinking water from.
I wonder how it broke?? Maybe somebody had to big a payload.

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Im just wondering seeing how they are in space, how do they get the excrement to stay down??? Is it a special toilet or what??? Does anyone know anything about that.
 

Terry60

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You are not alone Ron!n, I saw a retired astronaut on a chat show, who spent a lot of his time going round schools giving talks on space. He said that during the Q&A at the end, that the most FAQ is always about "how do you go to the toilet in zero G ? "

I think the answer is a sort of modified vacuum cleaner with different attachments for M/F or for 1s and 2s.
 
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mqudsi

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{Ron!n}

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After i posted i remembered that astronauts are in a special diet. Is it possible that the diet doesnt give you any number 2's?? And they use a special thing for urine??
 

mqudsi

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* Potty Training - How To Go To The Bathroom In Space
* http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/answers/970411a.html

Since there is no gravity to either hold a toilet bowl full of water in place or pull human wastes down, designing a toilet for zero-gravity was not an easy task. NASA had to develop a way to use air flow to make the urine or feces go where they wanted.
There is a toilet on each space shuttle which can be used by men or women. Although it is designed to be as much as possible like those on Earth, there are a number of changes. Straps are in place to hold feet against the floor. Pivoting bars swing across the thighs, ensuring the user remains seated. Since the system operates on a vacuum, a tight seal is essential.
Besides the main toilet bowl, there is a hose, which is utilized as a urinal by men and women. It can be used in a standing position or can be attached to the commode by a pivoting mounting bracket for use in a sitting position. A separate receptacle allows for disposal of wipes. All three units use flowing air instead of water to move waste through the system.
The human waste is separated and solid wastes are compressed and stored on-board, and then removed after landing. Waste water is vented to space, although future systems may recycle it. The air is filtered to remove odor and bacteria and then returned to the cabin.
Hopefully, there is sufficient reading material aboard for the task.
I've also seen several references to the use of condom-catheters (like those used on the elderly with bowel problems) on earlier flights; however I believe they're no longer used.

During the three or so hours of take-off + initial flight adult diapers are used. It's supposedly impossible to restrain one's bowel movements during that time as a result of the acceleration and the physical orientation of the astronauts.
 

Terry60

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Too much information CG !
 

mqudsi

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Sorry, the OCD/perfectionist within couldn't resist.
 

Saxon

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Not a headline but i once saw a classified add in the back of a paper saying "Is it me or is there something odd about Garry Linerker?" an Recently a obituary "Loving wife her feet where to big to reach the sink" I have no idea how that one got let through.
 

mqudsi

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I've spoken to retired members of the Jordanian Air Force who claim they've driven military planes while drunk.
 

Mak 2.0

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Are you sure they drove them and not fley them? :tongueout:
 

Terry60

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No, thats the point Mak. They were too p*ssed to manage take-off !
 

Mak 2.0

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:lol:

Ahh i get it now. Duh moment.
 

mqudsi

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lmao... fly I mean :grinning:
 
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You are not alone Ron!n, I saw a retired astronaut on a chat show, who spent a lot of his time going round schools giving talks on space. He said that during the Q&A at the end, that the most FAQ is always about "how do you go to the toilet in zero G ? "

I think the answer is a sort of modified vacuum cleaner with different attachments for M/F or for 1s and 2s.
Here is some information on that:

Potty Training - How To Go To The Bathroom In Space
 
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That story reminds me of that one where the fella committed suicide by jumping out of a plane he cut his own cords an buggered up his own reserve shoot.
 
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mqudsi

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Weird News of the Day:
BBC NEWS | UK | Vacuum used to free kitten

Addendum:

And here's another for you guys:
BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Fireman without licence for years

Man drives ambulances and firetrucks over 700 times in 20 years with his father's driving license.

Addendum:

We're on a roll here:

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Plane abandoned at Hanoi airport

If the multi-million dollar plane remains unclaimed it'll be scrapped. Supposedly its owner can't afford to pay the parking fees so he's not claiming it!
 
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