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How expensive are/were the toilets on the ISS, are any of the astronaughts trained in plumbing should the shi things go wrong with the plumbing?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 12/06/2008 19:54:55 »
If the plumbing fails they'll have to use their spare nappies/diapers ...

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Astronauts wear trunklike diapers called "Maximum Absorbency Garments", or MAGs, during liftoff and landing. On space shuttle missions, each crew member receives three diapers for launch, reentry and a spare in case reentry has to be waved off and tried later. The super-absorbent fabric used in disposable diapers, which can hold up to 400 times its weight, was developed so Apollo astronauts could stay on spacewalks and extra-vehicular activity for at least six hours.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaper
   
Hopefully the helmet is isolated from the spacesuit  [xx(].
 

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« Reply #2 on: 12/06/2008 22:55:31 »
They would be handy for the M25
 

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« Reply #3 on: 13/06/2008 09:49:52 »
Quote from NASA "Having a working lavatory aboard the International Space Station is a priority for us..."

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« Reply #4 on: 14/06/2008 02:25:17 »
Around $15 million!

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« Reply #5 on: 14/06/2008 17:46:12 »
In space, with no air resistance, could it involve 'perpetual motion'?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 14/06/2008 20:45:22 »
why are u looking it in the amount of cost. its actually not the cost they spend in toileting its the cost they spend in space and perform their research and conclude their results.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 14/06/2008 22:21:47 »
Why not?
 

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