[SpaceProgram] Space toilets - something needs to be done...
alexcg at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 11:32:23 CEST 2012
Interesting article. Looks like inventing a workable space toilet could be important - especially as more countries (with different diets) aim for space
Quote from article (excuse the somewhat graphic nature…)
Until recently, Russian cosmonauts and US astronauts did not distinguish between their toilets and used the one that was closer. However, the food, which space researchers eat, differs greatly. The Russian space food is more savoury, more natural and more diverse, which US astronauts acknowledge too.
It just so happens that the consistency of fecal matter turns out to be rather thick against the background of such a diet.
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