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NASA astronaut Mike Massimino talks about pooping in Space
December 18th, 2023 under Kal Penn, NASA. [ Comments: none ]

Let’s be honest. We have all wondered how do astronauts shit in Space! Well, NASA astronaut Mike Massimino told Kal Penn how they do it on The Daily Show last week.

Massimino did not go into detail. But he shared that they have to “potty train” for it before they go up in Space. That is because the toilet only has a little hole, so you have to match your asshole up with that hole.

So, the instructors put the astronauts in a room with a toilet. That porcelain throne has a camera in it so that the person can see when the holes match up on a TV that is in the bathroom with them. When the holes are together, they then have to memorize that position so that they can recreate it up there.

And now you know how they take a dump in Space. And they need a little hole because what goes down in Space then goes up. And you don’t want shit literally hitting the fan because you can’t open a window and air out the spacecraft.

Seriously though, I am in love with Massimino after his interview. So much so that I cannot wait to read his book Moonshot. Who wants to buy it for me for Christmas?

Also, watch the whole interview. Not only is he cool because he went to Space, but also because he is just naturally cool and says it like it is!

Here is a fun fact about Massimino. He is the first astronaut to Tweet from Orbit in 2009!


Jews in Space
December 8th, 2023 under NASA. [ Comments: none ]

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been waiting for the Jews in Space that Mel Brooks promised me in History of the World: Part I. But alas, it never happened. And what happened in History of the World: Part II doesn’t count.

Having said that. We finally got Jews in Space because NASA Astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli posted a video of a dreidel spinning in front of a paper menorah (they can’t light candles in Space) from the International Space Station!

So, I say to her and all the astronauts in the ISS, Happy Chanukah, and thank you for finally making my dream come true! Now, can you do a song and dance number in the style of Mel Brooks? Too much, I know!


What does Uranus smell like?
April 24th, 2018 under NASA. [ Comments: none ]

Ever since you were a kid, you have laughed anytime anyone says Uranus because it sounds like you’re an a$$. Well according to a new study by Nature Astronomy, it also smells like your a$$ after you have eaten beans for lunch and then went to do hot yoga right afterward.

NASA discovered hydrogen sulfide in the planet’s cloud top and that causes it to smell like rotten eggs and farts. Basically your a$$.

Let’s hope when they find another planet for us to live on, this is not the one. There are only so many candles and air fresheners they can fit on the rocket ride over and that is not enough to make it inhabitable.


You even have to clean in Space!
February 22nd, 2018 under NASA. [ Comments: none ]

We know you cannot have sex in Space, but that does not mean you can get out of cleaning while you up there? Even on your days off on the International Space Station, you still have to tidy up. NASA Astronaut Joseph M Acaba showed us what they have to do to keep the ISS clean! While it might not be much, it is still cleaning.

No sex and you still have to clean, sounds like Space isn’t any fun. Although there is that whole being miles up from the Earth and what is cooler than that? So what is a little celibacy and cleaning up?


Fidget spinners are cooler in Outer Space!
October 13th, 2017 under NASA. [ Comments: none ]

Fidget spinners are slowly taking over on Earth, and now they are doing the same thing in the International Space Station. Astronauts Randy Bresnik, Mark T. Vande Hei and Joseph M. Acaba tried one out in the name of science and determined, “How long does it spin? I’m not sure, but it’s a great way to experiment with Newton’s laws of motion!”

I wish my fidget spinner did the same thing on land as it does in Space, but really it is just a toy to keep my cat happy. Goes great with cat nip and almost has her spinning around like the astronauts.

Seriously though, how out-of-this-World cool is to see them play with the spinners up there?


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