Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Toilet in Space Shuttle not working!

Okay ... just the liquid disposal is not working. The solid disposal is still functioning - thank the heavens!! Still ... I wonder if there is a stench in there? Does smell travel in space?

The international space station's lone toilet is broken, leaving the crew with almost nowhere to go. So Nasa may order an in-orbit plumbing service call when space shuttle Discovery visits next week. Until then, the three-man crew will have to make do with a jury-rigged system when they need to urinate.

While one of the crew was using the Russian-made toilet last week, the toilet motor fan stopped working, according to Nasa. Since then, the liquid waste gathering part of the toilet has been working on-and-off. Fortunately, the solid waste collecting part is functioning normally. (Telegraph)

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