When the toilet on SpaceX's Dragon capsule broke, spraying urine in-flight

Originally published at: When the toilet on SpaceX's Dragon capsule broke, spraying urine in-flight | Boing Boing

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disgusted colin farrell GIF

(Just in case, YKINMKBYKIOK)

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I mean…at least it’s pee.

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“You understand, Mr. Trump, that we can’t guarantee the same experience on every flight.”

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They got’a solve this whole gravity issue in space, like yesterday.

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“…and that’s when the shit hit the fan.”

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It’s trickle down for billionaires.

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I mean, you rely on a bathroom built by a guy named “Musk”…

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My impression was that that part of the mission went as planned.

Point of order: what do “under” and “floor” mean in this context?

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…and pissing up a rope for the rest of us.

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I think they generally refer to the spacecraft as it sits on the launchpad, so in this case the ‘floor’ would be the bulkhead between the crew portion and the heat shield.

I’ll take it.

Yes. NASA does have a sense of humor.

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this would be great harvesting for urine cakes - from another post

super deluxe SPACE piss cakes!!!

…the aristocrats!

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Bad toilets are a continuing issue in space travel and are one of the most obvious sign that Bezo’s plan to move heavy industry to space is laughable. The lack of gravity makes one of the simplest tasks on earth consistently difficult after a few decades. If we struggle with removing urine and waste heat with a handful of people, a steel mill is an eternity away. Every industrial process we have relies on gravity and tons require convection and an atmosphere.

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"The Intergalactic Laxative" - Donovan Leitch

I was impressed like everyone,
When man began to fly,
Out of earthly regions,
To planets in the sky.
With total media coverage,
We watched the heroes land,
As ceremoniously
They disturbed the cosmic sand.

In awe with admiration,
We listened to the talk.
Such pride felt they,
Such joy to be
Upon the moon to walk.
My romantic vision shattered,
When it was explained to me,
Spacemen wear old diapers
In which they shit and pee.

Oh, the intergalactic laxative,
Will get you from here to there.
Relieve you and believe me,
Without a worry or care.
If shitting is your problem,
When you’re out there in the stars,
Oh, the intergalactic laxative
Will get you from here to Mars.

They don’t partake like you and I,
Of beefy burger mush.
Their food is specially prepared
To dissolve into slush.
Absorbed by multi-fibers
In the super diaper suit,
Otherwise the slush would trickle
Down inside the boot.

Oh, the intergalactic laxative,
Will get you from here to there.
Relieve you and believe me,
Without a worry or care.
If shitting is your problem
When you’re out there in the stars,
Oh, the intergalactic laxative
Will get you from here to Mars.

You may well ask now what becomes
Of liquid they consume.
A pipe is led from penis head
To a unit in the room.
The water is recirculated,
Filtered for re-use.
In case of anti-gravity -
Pee gets on the loose.

Oh, the intergalactic laxative,
Will get you from here to there.
Relieve you and believe me,
Without a worry or care.
If shitting is your problem
When you’re out there in the stars,
Oh, the intergalactic laxative
Will get you from here to Mars.

Wherever man has conquered,
On the quest for frontiers new,
(Da da da da)
I’m glad that he’s always had to do
The number one and two.
It makes it all so ordinary,
Just like you and me,
To know the greatest heroes,
They had to shit and pee.

The intergalactic laxative
Will get you from here to there,
For cosmic constipation
There’s none that can compare.
If shitting is your problem
When you’re out there in the stars,
Oh, the intergalactic laxative,
The intergalactic laxative,
The intergalactic laxative,
Will get you from here to Mars.

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Y’know what I never ever see on any of the Star Trek series(es) and franchises? any of 'em?

A toilet.
Or even a funnel and hose.

Yeah yeah I know that they fixed the weightlessness and microgravity issues from the first episode of the first series. And I think most of us here would agree that the science on Star Trek was way more accurate than Star Wars or other pew-pew-spaaaaaaace shows or movies.

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