Discovery at ISS

2 06 2008

So I just watched the shuttle Discovery on NASA TV link up with the ISS a few minutes ago. Very smoothly done. This is the first of the last 10 missions the shuttle will take to the ISS. After these, all missions to the ISS will come from Russia, and the US will focus its attention on the Constellation program and the Moon.

This mission is also carrying a replacement pump for the ISS’s toilet. I can’t imagine what life has been like for the last week for those guys. heh. It’s interesting how much science is performed by such smart, skilled people but when a toilet breaks down it makes national news. Guess that’s what the media wants (or else understands…).

Advertisements

Actions

Information

One response

2 06 2008
Nick Jones

ISS crewman: “Hey Vladimir, I dare you to sit on the toilet and flush it.
Vladimir: “Nyet!”
Crewman: “I’ll give you my dessert in a tube”
Vladimir: “Da.”
*slight whoosh followed by loud sucking noise*
Vladimir: “Crap…”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: