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The International Space Station's troublesome toilet is now sucking like a good 'un after Oleg Kononenko yesterday fitted the new pump delivered by Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-124. The Russian ASU (Ассенизационно-Санитарная Установка, or "Waste Management System") clapped out last month, prompting a certain amount …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    OK..Somebody has to say it.

    Did the toilet get jammed by the Captains Log????

    Mines the Jacket that has gone where no jacket has gone before....

  2. Anonymous Coward

    This really does..........

    .................take the piss!

    Sorry, the space suit in the corner please.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Dont they have nappies?

  4. Tim Bergel
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    Surely a suitable subject ...

    ... for the Friday Playmobile re-enactment

  5. Anonymous Coward

    What a relief!

    Mines the coat with the bog roll in the pocket

  6. alyn

    less crap

    Hopefully there'll be less crap floating in earth orbit now

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I bet you they could have got a Polish guy to do it much cheaper.

  8. fred

    poo power

    Is this what space exploration amounts to now? The bog. They have to be doing something else up there!

  9. Ben
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    the flush of success spreads across the Urals.........verr nace !

  10. Anonymous John


    Better than having to go where no one has gone before.

  11. Herby

    Simply put...

    They got their S*** together.

    All of this goes to prove where the priorities are! (as if we didn't know already!).

  12. Darryl


    Did they check for Klingons?

  13. Martin Maloney
    Dead Vulture

    Darryl should be sorry

    Did you mean the Klingons, orbiting around Uranus?

    One shouldn't post only half a cliche. Urine a lot of trouble for that.

  14. Bruce Sinton

    A Log ?

    Re the Captain's log being responsible , when I was in the Sewer business as a shit pipe designer the "log" was referred to as a Golden Admiral.

    Not built like a butterfly however.

    My coat is the brown one hanging all on its own.

  15. Dr Patrick J R Harkin

    As they said on the News Quiz

    It's only the urine unit which has failed, the solids section is working. "So while the Commander will have to wait to spend a penny, his Number 2 will be fine"

  16. fred

    Check out the site

    What happened to recycling?

  17. Daniel B.

    Oh good

    Good, no more waiting.

    On the other hand, that means there will be no more 'Constellation Urine'...

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