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Thu Oct 1, 2020, 10:16 PM

Rocket launch on Eastern Shore halted with minutes remaining in countdown

NASAís first new space potty in decades ó a $23 million titanium toilet better suited for women ó is getting a not-so-dry run at the International Space Station before eventually flying to the moon.

Itís packed inside a cargo ship that should have blasted off late Thursday from Wallops Island, Virginia. But the launch was halted with just two minutes remaining in the countdown.

Barely 100 pounds (45 kilograms) and just 28 inches (71 centimeters) tall, itís roughly half as big as the two Russian-built toilets at the space station. Itís more camper-size to fit into the NASA Orion capsules that will carry astronauts to the moon in a few years.

Station residents will test it out for a few months. If the shakedown goes well, the toilet will be open for regular business.

Read more: https://www.pilotonline.com/virginia/ap-us-potty-training-nasa-20201001-gni7i5i3wrgu5efk76yhslrxoe-story.html
(Norfolk Virginian-Pilot)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 10:18 PM

1. Of course it did.

Clear night here. I couldíve seen it. Every single cool space or meteorological thing that comes up and itís rainy or at least overcast.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 10:23 PM

3. Aww shucks,

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Oct 1, 2020, 10:23 PM

2. Crap.

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