Read More: The Scoop on Space Poop: How Astronauts Go Potty https://www.space.com/22597-space-poo... “On May 5, 1961, NASA astronaut Alan Shepard was locked into his capsule Freedom 7, ready to become the first American and second person ever in space. But before his 15-minute historic flight, Shepard would sit through five hours of delays — and he really had to go to the bathroom.”
The floating turd mystery that still haunts NASA https://www.vox.com/2015/5/26/8646675... “It sounds apocryphal, but it's the truth: in an era when spacecraft waste management consisted of ‘a plastic bag which was taped to the buttocks to capture feces,’ turds could escape from time to time and float about the spacecraft.”
How Do Astronauts Go to the Bathroom in Space? https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smiths... “The National Air and Space Museum has a $50,000 toilet. It’s functional, and it answers one of the greatest engineering puzzles of the 20th century: How do you pee in space?”
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