Skip to comments.Station astronauts enjoy 'new car smell' of SpaceX cargo craft
Posted on 05/26/2012 9:49:46 PM PDT by MCSP2008
Running well ahead of schedule,the International Space Station's crew opened hatches between the Harmony module and the newly arrived SpaceX Dragon cargo ship early Saturday to kick off a busy few days of work to unload about a half ton of supplies and equipment.
That's why they put "new car smell" in a can....
Been a while since I had to worry about kids/pets/cigarettes in my car - it's nice being spoiled.
Not to hijack the thread but I bought a used Mitsubishi Eclipse that was just fine until one summer day I left the windows down while inside a bar and there was a thunderstorm.
Came back out to the car later and it was soaked inside and smelled like rotting garbage. Took 3 days to air that sucker out.
Elon “Paypal” Musk is a big Obama supporter and also owns a company to “fight global warming”—so I think he’s got the big bribes covered.
Yes, you are right about Musk. But I’ve come to the conclusion that better an Obama supporter who actually can get payloads launched, as compared to the endless space pork funneled by Congress to Texas, Florida, and Utah with no results to speak of.
I had a rental house once where the friend of a tenant “borrowed” a partial 5 gallon bucket of paint from a locked room to paint his momma’s house.
The bucket wasn’t closed tightly and it fell over int he back of his brand new car. I was laughing too hard in his face to be mad about him stealing my stuff.
Obama has, it is the basis of his re-election bid, destroy capitalism.
To further that, NASA will never go back to the moon or Mars as long as they are operating a launcher. In fact, Musk thinks he can get to Mars faster than NASA. Given that NASA has been working on it forty years and thinks they need another thirty, he is probably right.
Highlighting the fact that milk is poison..a toxic biohazard.
Would you mind sharing the significance of that word? I know the definition, but I notice that you preface all of your posts with it.
“Showers are a bit of a challenge. I would say they are more like a sponge bath than a shower. We have rinse-less soap, rinse-less shampoo, toothpaste and shaving cream all the necessities. You carefully add water to your body (surface tension keeps it right there!), then rub it around gently with the soap, rinse it off with a towel, and voila! Youre clean (sort of) again. You dont want to be too vigorous, as the water and soap fly away. But even thats allowed, as we will recycle it and use it later to re-hydrate our food!”
“Taking a shower in weightlessness
None of us would want to renounce the comfort of a daily shower or a hot bath. But taking a shower in space seems hard do imagine. The fact is: astronauts can take showers in space. The fact is also: most of them don’t. The reason is very simple: showers don’t work well in space.
As anything else in orbit, the water streaming from the showerhead is weightless and floats around freely instead of pouring down on the astronaut’s body. The water has to be sprayed into the shower cabin, and the user has to wear a special breathing device to prevent inhalation of water and choking.
The mist of droplets floating around does not naturally cling to the body: the microgravity and surface tension make it necessary to smear the water over the body. As soon as the droplets make contact with the skin, they form a film that tends to cling rather tenaciously and which has to be wiped or even scraped off like suntan lotion. In the Mir space station, the shower was so unpopular with the cosmonauts and astronauts that they threw the shower cabin into space without further ado!
So how do you keep up your personal hygiene in space? The answer is simple: sponge baths. Astronauts and cosmonauts wash with wet towels and sponges. This sounds a lot more uncomfortable than it really is. They actually prefer this method to the tedious shower procedure. Russian cosmonaut Valery Polyakov, who, during a 437-day stay in space, used wet towels for personal hygiene, reported that his skin was even better after the flight than before. “
I find all this space stuff very interesting. I am happy to see private enterprise taking up where the government left off.
Salve - you come to someone house you show respect. It is as if I come to your house and will not say hello or see on street and know you not say hello it will be disrespectful.
Thank you for your help.
Amazing work from SpaceX, after some failures, now everything is running like a well oil machine. Very gutte SpaceX, very gutte.
Thank you for your help.
Amazing work from SpaceX, after some failures, now everything is running like a well oil machine. Very good SpaceX, very gutte.
Thank you for your help.
Amazing work from SpaceX, after some failures, now everything is running like a well oil machine. Very good SpaceX, very good.
Yes, no gravity, now try to drink Coca-Cola there, that should be funny.
Thank you for great information.
Ok -- still a bit confusing, though. There is an English definition for the word, 'salve'. Are you using a definition from another language?