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"To boldly go . . . "

"To boldly go . . . when you really need to go: a (caught) short history of the space loo" - a fun article in 7th Nov Sunday Times by Dan Kendall, reflecting on 'News that Elon Musk’s SpaceX crew have been forced to wear nappies highlights the sticky problem of taking a comfort break in zero gravity.'

Amongst other things the article includes the 'very visual demonstration of the Apollo fecal containment device.'

And that "in 1969, on Apollo 10 — the dress rehearsal for Apollo 11 — the astronauts Tom Stafford, Gene Cernan and John Young were joined in the spacecraft by an unidentified flying object. Having escaped from one of their plastic bags, the brown sticky UFO floated around with all three crew denying responsibility. Was it the captain’s log? Some swift work with a napkin resolved the emergency, only for it to happen again later in the flight."

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