Just heard another snippet about this one the news. Apparently the toilet on the International Space Station has been broken for the past week. Thankfully they do keep a stock of diapers on board for spacewalks and etc. so I hope the astronauts have enjoyed putting them to use.
The space shuttle is scheduled to dock early this week with parts to fix it. I hope they brought some extra trash bags too... b/c a weeks worth of dirty diapers needs to be brought back to earth for disposal. I wonder which Roto Rooter plumber got to be the Mission Specialist on this trip?
I know NASA will never admit it... but now we see what happens when someone goes on a binge and eats 5 packets of that dehydrated space icecream. Anyone going to own up to that one? The vote may be to keep said astronaut in diapers for the remainder of the stay... rather than risk another billion dollar trip just to unplug the potty.