Monday, July 30, 2012

The littlest room - in space?


Courtesy of a link at Dark Roasted Blend, I was amused to come across an article titled '6 Incredible Toilets in Space'.  I must admit, the mechanics of a No. 1 or a No. 2 in weightlessness hadn't weighed heavily upon my mind (or anything else) . . . but I'm now enlightened!  Here's an example.

This, we’re reliably informed, is the toilet that went up with the Soyuz rocket circa 1967.




Thankfully, technology has moved on since the inception of this thing, but even so, it shows that removing waste has been a puzzle for astrophysicists since the dawn of space flight.

There's more at the link.  Interesting and quirky reading.





Peter

3 comments:

armedlaughing said...

Wasn't this an episode of Big Bang Theory?
:- )

trailbee said...

LOL

AuricTech said...

In the linked song (which, for those of you at work, does include the profane synonym for fecal matter and the passing thereof), the singer Donovan addressed more primitive solutions to the problem of bodily waste management during space travel....