Brain Surgery, Fixing the Space Station’s Toilet and Orbital Cremation

Article written: 27 Mar , 2012
Updated: 11 Jan , 2016
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“As you can imagine, all works comes to a stop on the Space Station when the toilet breaks,” said astronaut Don Pettit, known as Mr. Fixit among the astronaut corps. In this latest edition of “Inside the International Space Station,” Expedition 30 astronauts Dan Burbank and Don Pettit discuss their glamorous life in space of having to fix the toilet, upgrade their computers, and take out the garbage. This sounds just like living on Earth, but there are a few orbital twists for doing those things in space. And of course Pettit nails it with his vivid descriptions.

It’s a dirty job but somebody’s gotta do it.

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4 Responses

  1. danangel says

    I am sure if they had just called Howard Wolowitz, he would have been a lot of help with the toilet. After all, didn’t he design it?

  2. Daniel Brewer says

    “As you can imagine, all works stops on the Space Station stops when the toilet breaks,”

    Misquote. Also, on this website, there should be no redundancy used on this website.

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