Monday, July 20, 2009

Space Plumbers

The international space station is plagued by more potty problems. And the toilet clogged just when guests from the space shuttle Endeavor are dropping by. Isn't that typical?

Apparently NASA doesn't want to pay the trip charge to send a Licensed Master Plumber to the space station. They're going to try the DIY route. Since the astronauts weren't fighting to see who got to make the repairs, they drew straws and the Belgian got the crappy job.

Fortunately, there's a spare toilet. With six astronauts sharing the one toilet until the Belgian gets off the space couch (probably watching futbol), there's concern that the additional seven astronauts from the Endeavor's crew might overload the remaining potty so they're being told to use the shuttle's facilities.

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