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Old 07-07-2007, 05:57 PM   #1
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Man, I hope it comes with reading material.

http://news.yahoo.com/*/ap/20070706/...pu0GMMIXxxieAA

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The space station toilet physically resembles those used on Earth, except it has leg restraints and thigh bars to keep astronauts and cosmonauts in place. Fans suck waste into the commode.
I don't care who you are, that'* funny right there.
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Now think about the airtight nature of a space vessel, that air isnt just going outside, its getting filtered and recycled LOL.

I'm betting they don't serve beans on any space station or ship
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The new system will be able to transfer urine to a device that can produce drinking water.
I no longer want to be an Astronaut.
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The new system will be able to transfer urine to a device that can produce drinking water.
I no longer want to be an Astronaut.
why not? urine'* sterile
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And its not like this isn't the way it was done before either.

Look at the bright side, urine is a great teeth whitener. LOL
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I can't wait til space exploration is like Star Trek.

Artificial gravity, holodecks, inertial dampers, replicators. Good times.

Until then, we spend $19M to poop in space. Rock on!
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Well what happen if it malfunctions?
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Well what happen if it malfunctions?
LOL Cody, I like yer style. I can just imagine what could happen if it breaks down, like oh I dunno, say the fans designed to pull the "material" down start turning the other way?
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Or it just won't break suction? That means it also could just keep suctioning and not letting go of your downstairs area.
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I wouldnt want to Clog that bad boy up....

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