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#1 usr.c

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:45 AM

From CNN.com: "The international space station's lone toilet is broken, leaving the crew with almost nowhere to go. So NASA may order an in-orbit plumbing service call when space shuttle Discovery visits next week. Until then, the three-man crew will have to make do with a jury-rigged system when they need to urinate.

While one of the crew was using the Russian-made toilet last week, the toilet motor fan stopped working, according to NASA. Since then, the liquid waste gathering part of the toilet has been working on-and-off. Fortunately, the solid waste collecting part is functioning normally. Russian officials don't know the cause of the problem, and the crew has been unable to fix it.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 03:22 PM

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...and the crew has been unable to fix it.

further details:

astronaut 1 : go ahead man, show off ur skills ,fix it.
astronaut 2 : u gotta be kidding me. i'm not gonna touch that thing.
astronaut 3 : u trashed it, u'll fix it.
astronaut 2 : not even if u throw me out of the ship.
astronaut 1 : i told you last night, don't eat beans & cabbages together.

#3 Gringo

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 09:11 AM

I would thought, the third astronaut would say "oh crap" haha

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:06 AM

Dont worry Muku, it should have been automatically moderated by the system anyway since he is a new member. Its up now.




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