I’ll just say it. The only reason I never became an astronaut was the fear of flying poo.
When I dreamed of breaching the stratosphere and facing the unknown infinite universe, I also imagined things like pee and poo floating in front of my helmet shield. I mean, where did it go?
My 10-year-old brain couldn’t fathom it. That’s obviously before I knew about vacuum toilets, which scare me more than the spectra of flying excrement ever did.
It works kind of like a toilet on an airplane. What if you get your unit stuck in that damned thing?
Gateway to Mars pic.twitter.com/cej13QdyJP— SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 23, 2021
According to WFLA, SpaceX has been experiencing real world problems with their onboard plumbing system lately. During a SpaceX launch last month, a tube came unglued from a toilet on the craft, allowing urine to flow onto spectators, which is bad.
Now, the engineering team has to figure out a way to fix the golden shower issue. After the first leak, the tube was welded onto the fitting of the toilet, hopefully solving the problem.
The commander of the flight, NASA astronaut Raja Chari, says he’s confident that the fix will work. That would be totally awesome, considering if it doesn’t, passengers will be resting their feet in pee…sloshing about and being stanky.
This weekend’s launch is kind of a big deal. Humankind will celebrate the 600th person in orbit this weekend, when German astronaut Matthias Maurer rides the SpaceX rocket into the history books (or hard drive) on Saturday.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the legendary IRON MAIDEN!
Iron Maiden – July 26, 2019 – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
We still miss Eddie. Let’s look back on Van Halen!