Certainly something different today for Monday Mystery. Like all good mysteries, this one is still unsolved.
NASA Has An Unsolved Turd Mystery
Photo credit: vox.comWaste management has always been one of space travel’s more unpleasant yet completely necessary subjects. Although modern astronauts use high-tech toilets, the first spacefarers had nothing more than plastic bags to tape to their butts.
This led to an interesting discussion between the members of Apollo 10 on Day 6 of their mission. While orbiting the Moon, Commander Tom Stafford uttered the memorable phrase, “Give me a napkin quick. There’s a turd floating through the air.”
Once he retrieved the item in question, Stafford asked where it came from. Both lunar module pilot Eugene Cernan and command module pilot John Young denied it was theirs. In the words of Cernan, “If it was me, I sure would know I was sh**ting on the floor.”
Nine minutes later, the trio was interrupted by another floating piece of poop. They all dismissed the event with laughter, but none of them admitted the turds belonged to them. The mystery remains unsolved to this day.
I would have never guessed that this kind of problem could or would occur on one of the space flights. Guess you just never know what to expect in space, right?
Coffee out on the patio yet again, but don't worry...nothing floating around out there!