Topic: Video: Shuttle's toilet requires special training
Posts: 1050 From: Canada Registered: Jul 2001
posted 09-30-2010 04:29 PM
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...
Posts: 1494 From: Greensboro, NC USA Registered: Feb 2006
posted 09-30-2010 06:55 PM
The Waste Management Facility trainer was the one site from my behind-the-scenes visit at JSC that I didn't post pictures from...
Posts: 1219 From: Smithfield, Me, USA Registered: Mar 2005
posted 09-30-2010 07:04 PM
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 Member
Posts: 2211 From: Bellevue, NE, USA Registered: Aug 2007
posted 10-03-2010 08:56 PM
quote:Originally posted by MCroft04: Hank Hartsfield told me...
And this is coming from the astronaut that successfully "dumped" on Cuba from orbit.