Saturday, July 11, 2009


The question that has burned on the tongues of the layman since Yuri Gagarin flew into immortality is, of course, "How do you poop in space?" It's been the subject of books, TV interviews and poetry alike, so I'll skip the prose and go for the images. Don't worry, it's an unused bag, but you'll get the idea. This bag is from the Apollo era. I'll be a bit oblique here, but just open the flap, attach to your, um, self, "fill", then knead some chemicals to make inert.

No wonder most astronauts subsisted on low-residual diets before and during flight...

Preparing for the 40th anniversary of the moonwalk all week. This should be fun for all!

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Welcome to the Missions to the Moon book blog. This is a place to re-live the heady days of the Apollo and Soyuz lunar programs- perhaps the crowning achievements of the 20th Century. Many blog entries will include a new downloadable image or artifact from the space age- items rarely seen and not available in print. It's all in the spirit of my newest book, Missions to the Moon- to remember the great adventure of the Golden Age of space exploration, and ponder what wonders await us in space.

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