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« on: 16/06/2009 14:06:41 »
Dearest Bottom Burp Specialists,

As a sheepy, I am of course far too royal to do bottom burps.. I could not allow my anal sphincter to  demonstrate such proletariat gesturing !

Now look here , see Klondike the Astronaut !



He's just taken delivery of a kebab but there was far too much chilli sauce and his derriere is performing Tchaikovsky's 1812 with verve and aplomb !

So, where does all that extraneous gas go ?..does it vent into outer space enabling Klondike to really follow his nose home ?..or does it just inflate his suit till he becomes a balloon ?

ewe see..I really do not know !!

do ewe ?


hugs & shmishes

mwah mwah mwah




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« Reply #1 on: 16/06/2009 17:00:42 »
Just don't light up a fag in there Klondike!!!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 16/06/2009 22:15:33 »
hopefully it is only gas that comes out of him, and somehow i think it will probably stay in the suite, dont ask me how i know, a little birdie told me
 

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« Reply #3 on: 17/06/2009 00:27:50 »
Just don't light up a fag in there Klondike!!!

Or be juvenile and let off some crackers !
 

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« Reply #4 on: 17/06/2009 00:28:57 »
hopefully it is only gas that comes out of him, and somehow i think it will probably stay in the suite, dont ask me how i know, a little birdie told me

The gas must be stored somewhere !..is there a spoongey thing that absorbs it  ? !!..do they have charcoal underwear ?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 17/06/2009 03:02:17 »
I think he'll go to the toilet before he goes out and if it happens. He/she will just have to deal with it!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 17/06/2009 03:31:38 »
I was under the impressions that the helmet air is a separate closed system to the rest of the suit.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 18/06/2009 03:26:49 »
Well if it is then there's no problems at all! :)
 

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« Reply #8 on: 18/06/2009 11:12:53 »
It's no worse than a sleeping bag!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 18/06/2009 19:17:36 »
I was under the impressions that the helmet air is a separate closed system to the rest of the suit.
Even if that's true, it only helps 'till they get back to the ship.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 18/06/2009 19:25:23 »
I think he'll go to the toilet before he goes out and if it happens. He/she will just have to deal with it!


I can understand the need for some diaper luff when it comes from doing an orbital motion !..but I'm concerned as to where the gas accumulates....
 

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« Reply #11 on: 18/06/2009 19:26:08 »
I was under the impressions that the helmet air is a separate closed system to the rest of the suit.

I hope so !!..could be a bit awkward if there was ome ...erhmmm...' follow-through' !!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 18/06/2009 19:27:13 »
It's no worse than a sleeping bag!

In a space-walk ...no one can hear ewe fart !..in a sleeping bag..one might !
 

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« Reply #13 on: 18/06/2009 22:41:41 »
They could stuff their pants with activated charcoal, I suppose.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 19/06/2009 00:41:59 »
And what happens if he sneezes all over the inside of his visor? He'd have to lick it off or he wouldn't be able to see. If he's anything like my wife one big sneeze and he'd wet himself! Come to think of it, if he did it wouldn't run down his leg like it would on Earth but it would keep floating up into his helmet. After he'd licked all his snot off the visor he'd have to suck up and drink of his own urine. Let's hope he's not got diarrhea!
 
 

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« Reply #15 on: 19/06/2009 00:47:22 »
And what happens if he sneezes all over the inside of his visor? He'd have to lick it off or he wouldn't be able to see. If he's anything like my wife one big sneeze and he'd wet himself! Come to think of it, if he did it wouldn't run down his leg like it would on Earth but it would keep floating up into his helmet. After he'd licked all his snot off the visor he'd have to suck up and drink of his own urine. Let's hope he's not got diarrhea!
 

That's a sound and valid argument for the complete and total closure of the entire space program !

...and what of itches !!????
 

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« Reply #16 on: 19/06/2009 12:59:57 »
It calls for some self control and true grit, chaps.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 22/08/2009 11:48:38 »
On a more serious note what happens to female astronauts if they menstruate? Without the benefit of gravity where does all the icky stuff (see, I know all the medical terms) go?

On terra firma if women experience a ‘backflow’ into the fallopian tubes it can lead to endometriosis. Endometriosis is where cells that normally line the uterus (endometrial cells) are deposited in places outside the uterine cavity. The cells then tend to continue to be influenced by menstrual hormone changes leading to menstrual activity occurring in the wrong places. Ooowww!

According to Wiki, the first female in space was Valentina Tereshkova in the 1963 Vostok 6 spaceflight, so there’s a fairly long tradition of women flying spacecraft. Fortunately Valentina wasn’t required to parallel park the thing so the Russians let her go up alone. I suppose with the nearest next object being nearly 250,000 miles away they could trust she wouldn’t prang it.
 
 

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« Reply #18 on: 22/08/2009 11:50:04 »
Come to that, why don't bedridden women on Earth experience backflow?
 

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« Reply #19 on: 24/08/2009 11:57:55 »
Side question to this topic:

Will the astronaut's gas cloud ever collapse on itself and provide us with a second moon?
 

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« Reply #20 on: 24/08/2009 13:53:46 »
Come to that, why don't bedridden women on Earth experience backflow?
There is a constant flow 'downwards' due to the cillia in the Fallopian tubes, I understand.  The tubes are pretty narrow and the fluids are pretty viscous so any flow rate would be slow. 0g (laying down) would not be likely to produce backflow. What about all the animals whose bodies are pretty much horizontal all the time? Evolution must have  sorted this out.
I imagine that hanging upside down in 1g conditions for some time might possibly cause problems. How do female trapeze artist figure in the statistics of Endometriosis? (What about bats?)
 

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« Reply #21 on: 24/08/2009 14:19:06 »
The answer is Peristalsis, which also occurs in fallopian tubes
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« Reply #22 on: 24/08/2009 14:53:01 »
Will the astronaut's gas cloud ever collapse on itself and provide us with a second moon?

Unlikely. But imagine if it did happen. What would then happen to tides and seasons?

I also wonder where the excrements of the Astronauts go while they are out on a space walk. Surely they do not have time to get forth and back.  ???
« Last Edit: 24/08/2009 16:36:04 by DrChemistry »
 

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