Monday, July 20, 2009

Alert! Space Toilet in Trouble!

I just read reports that the ISS crew had to change priorities for a couple of astronauts this morning when the space toilet broke down in the Destiny Module of the ISS. Two crew members will spend about 2.5 hours replacing parts and chemicals in the automated waste converter toilet that recycles waste into useable consumables.

Thankfully, the astronauts can rely on another toilet system on the Zvesda Module and one aboard the shuttle. 

In the meantime, astronauts are preparing for today's spacewalk, and here on the ground we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 crew walk on the Moon.

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