Pooping In Space

Apollo 10 astronauts Cernan, Young, and Stafford. You’ll get to know them intimately.

To get a sense of the complicated indignity of pooping in space, just read this mission transcript from Apollo 10.

STAFFORD: Who did it? [laughter]CERNAN: What? Where did that come from?STAFFORD: Give me a napkin quick. There’s a turd floating through the air.

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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka, grumpily in Oxford for a while. Sign up for my newsletter at www.indi.ca, and you can reach me at indi@indi.ca.