Relief is at hand for the cross-legged ISS crew in the form of spares for the clapped-out Russian ASU toilet, which have been stowed aboard Space Shuttle Discovery due to blast off tomorrow. Technician loading ISS toilet spares onto Discovery The parts (seen here during loading), including a pump, will hopefully allow …
... be relieved.
Fingers (and legs) crossed that it works.
Mines the one with the toilet roll in the pocket.
Lets hope the launch isn't postponed due to golden rain.
Coat? Please, its the whiffy one with dubious looking stains, thanks.
Good to go...
Lets hope that nothing on the shuttle has crapped out this time. They could be left waiting a wee while if any problems arise.
This sounds . . .
. . . . like a big job for NASA. Glad the mission hasn't been poo-poohed by the top brass.
Coat? Mine's the one with the slide-rule in the pocket.
The question "who did the floater?" just takes on a whole new life.
What's the betting that when they unpack it there's a 25p seal missing?
"Sorry, guv, got to pop down the suppliers', back in three months."
In Soviet spacecraft...
...you do not take the p1ss out of toilet, toilet takes the p1ss out of you.
The thing is..
From what I understand, they think the problem is with the pump, and did in fact have spare pumps on board, two of them.
Whenever they fitted one of the spares, they failed after initial start up.
The key spare being sent up is another pump, but this time from a different manufacturing batch.
This seems a bit strange to me, even if the batch was faulty, the first one onboard seemed to work fine for a long time, I suspect there's something else wrong causing the pumps to blow, so if all they do is put in the fourth pump and it blows up, well then their really in deep sh <SLAM>
This would have made a lousy sequel to 'The Right Stuff'.
BTW. If you want to remember the glory days of space travel, the excellent 'In the Shadow of the Moon' is on Channel 4 tomorrow night at 20:00.
In the immortal words of JFK: "We choose to go to the loo."
"We choose to go to the loo in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard."
Mine's the one with a pocket full of DulcoEase.
I think you have that backwards
TinTin in Space
"Hey Snowy! The Space Station, it smells just like Paris!"
AC because I still enjoy going there.
A second toilet is to be installed later this year.
Costing a mere $19 million.
Mine's the one with the solid gold toilet roll holder in the pocket..
Fame at last?
So there's an orbiting laboratory named after Kibo?
Oh! The Humanity!
(Some commenters might like to consider the potential problems of toilets in zero gravity.)
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