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To Boldy Go: Toilet Trouble On Space Station

by | 30th, May 2008

THE toilet on the Space Station is out of order:

Astronauts on the International Space StationĀ  await the arrival of the shuttle Discovery – and a new pump for their broken toilet.

International Space Station astronauts are eagerly awaiting the arrival of shuttle Discovery – it is bringing a new pump to mend their broken toilet.

The station’s urine collection unit, as opposed to its solid waste unit, has been malfunctioning for several days.

Nasa said it thought a separator pump was at fault, and the three male crew members were operating it manually.

To make room for the new part, Nasa has had to remove other equipment from the shuttle, which launches on Saturday.

“Clearly, having a working toilet is a priority for us,” shuttle payload manager Scott Higginbotham said.

The Discovery mission is the second of three to take up key components of the Japanese-built Kibo laboratory.

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