The ConMan provides regular tales of bowel movements and other related and unsavory events. As the geek who always wore a NASA hat in elementary school, I thought I’d add my twist on Connie’s favorite subject: scat.
While trawling the blogosphere this morning I discovered a relatively interesting series of posts by Astronaut Leroy Chiao about life in space. He discusses sex in space, how to brush your teeth, what it smells like in space, et cetera. And of course, he covers using the toilet.
I can’t imagine using a bag to dump in while two other astronauts floated around me just a few feet away. I suppose I could have some fun with it if I had to do it. What I never realized (and as I think about it, it makes a great deal of sense) is that astronauts receive a pre-flight enema. I guess there’s no reason to carry any more weight up there than NASA absolutely must. I missed that scene in Armageddon.
So, I encourage all of you to start your next trip with a pre-departure enema, just like the big boys at NASA do.