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From: Canada
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posted 09-30-2010 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of Mike Massimino's Behind-the-Scenes video installments...

At 1m50s, a most precious moment when the camera goes near a training cabinet's hole with anticipatory music, then over a glorious musical conclusion lights go on in the cabinet and you see the camera, which conjures images of your b-hole closed-up on a video monitor...


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posted 09-30-2010 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Waste Management Facility trainer was the one site from my behind-the-scenes visit at JSC that I didn't post pictures from...


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posted 09-30-2010 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hank Hartsfield told me at last years ASF show that they use (or at least used to) a video camera in the training toilet to ensure that the astronaut is perfectly centered on the toilet, which is necessary to keep it from getting messy during the real thing. He said there is also is a live video feed to other astronauts in training, watching their peer try to center a certain body part. Naturally this situation leads to some good humor and wise cracks (pun intended), which can be heard by the trainee, which, according to Hank, makes certain body parts do real funny things. At least that's the way he told it!

Jay Chladek

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posted 10-03-2010 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by MCroft04:
Hank Hartsfield told me...
And this is coming from the astronaut that successfully "dumped" on Cuba from orbit.

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