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Early NASA diapers forced astronauts to disclose the size of their manhood
SFGate ^ | 3-24-14 | Craig Hlavaty

Posted on 03/30/2014 7:24:24 AM PDT by smokingfrog

Edited on 03/30/2014 9:21:58 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

When NASA astronauts were suiting up to go to space in the 1960s, they had to make a big decision before they explored the world above us: How large of a man are you?

Getting it wrong could damage the mission.


(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: apollo; drflush; mercury; moon; nasa; space; spaceexploration; spacejunk
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1 posted on 03/30/2014 7:24:24 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

T. M. I.


2 posted on 03/30/2014 7:28:16 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: smokingfrog

Shrinkage!


3 posted on 03/30/2014 7:28:24 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: smokingfrog


4 posted on 03/30/2014 7:29:08 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: smokingfrog

Hmmmm ... I bet there were some interesting discussions behind the scenes ... :-) ...


5 posted on 03/30/2014 7:30:11 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: smokingfrog

“I swear, I was just came out of the pool!”


6 posted on 03/30/2014 7:32:13 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: smokingfrog

Only in the SF Gate...


7 posted on 03/30/2014 7:32:44 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: smokingfrog

"make that an extra, extra large, son". *chuckling*

8 posted on 03/30/2014 7:33:14 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; Bender2; NFHale

9 posted on 03/30/2014 7:33:44 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: smokingfrog

The condom initially came in only three sizes: small, medium, and large...
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
I remember back when I was in the market for such gear that there was ALWAYS a lack of Large condoms on the shelf.

YOU be the guy that goes up to the ‘SYT’ at the soda counter (after you had built up the nerve to buy 1 or a gross - dependent on how hot the date was) with a Size marked SMALL.

Would have gotten laughed out of town......

Think they tried renaming them LARGE HUGE and JUMBO but that didn’t work either....

Funny how when one were to carry a ‘wallet’ there was a ‘ring’ embedded in it (a mark of ‘honor’ as you were prepared - Maybe not knowing exactly what for but...) with a great number of the ‘items’ turning into ‘dust’ while the ‘RING’ remained intact.


10 posted on 03/30/2014 7:34:26 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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To: smokingfrog

I thought that manhood was determined by whether or not one had them thingees that hang behind the part that the condom goes over..


11 posted on 03/30/2014 7:34:35 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Bender2; NFHale

Gay. Very gay. Unless there’s a specific medical reason. But even then, borderline buggery.


12 posted on 03/30/2014 7:36:05 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: smokingfrog

One thing for sure, they had balls...regardless of penis size.

America, and especially NASA, I miss you.


13 posted on 03/30/2014 7:37:51 AM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: smokingfrog

Lily Von Schtupp would know about sizing.


14 posted on 03/30/2014 7:39:55 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: xrmusn
LARGE, HUGE, and JUMBO

They should have tried TALL, GRANDE, and VENTI

15 posted on 03/30/2014 7:40:15 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: TADSLOS

16 posted on 03/30/2014 7:42:29 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Flick Lives


17 posted on 03/30/2014 7:42:44 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: smokingfrog

In nursing, that “condom-type sheath” is called a Texas catheter.

Every man a Texas, not one a Vermont or even a Kentucky.


18 posted on 03/30/2014 7:45:15 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Astronaut material.


19 posted on 03/30/2014 7:46:02 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Impy; GOPsterinMA; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; ...
Re:

Gadzooks! Now that I think... about it--

I shouldn't have shown Bill why I have such a large diaper... pin.

20 posted on 03/30/2014 7:46:10 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: TADSLOS
*snickering*
Lili Von Shtupp
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIb5872TLXo

21 posted on 03/30/2014 7:46:56 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: xrmusn

Yeh, back in HS, mama caught a quick glimpse of that ringie thing and the bulge when I opened my wallet. Lead to a “nothing, gotta go mom” reply and hasty exit.

I carried that thing throughout high school. Bought it for 75 cents out of a machine down at the gas station. I don’t recall whatever happened to it. I think it finally fell apart or I traded it.


22 posted on 03/30/2014 7:52:48 AM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: rhinohunter

I was kind of thinking ‘grower’ or ‘shower’.


23 posted on 03/30/2014 7:53:13 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: skinkinthegrass

“Willkommen. Bienvenue. Welcome. C’mon in.”


24 posted on 03/30/2014 7:53:14 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: smokingfrog

Mileage may vary.


25 posted on 03/30/2014 7:56:07 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: skinkinthegrass
"make that an extra, extra large, son". *chuckling*


Extra, extra large???
I think not.

26 posted on 03/30/2014 8:01:32 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Psalm 144
Only now can it be revealed that my masculinity was simply too large for me to be an astronaut.
27 posted on 03/30/2014 8:02:03 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: smokingfrog

Turgid or non turgid state?


28 posted on 03/30/2014 8:05:02 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; All
*snicker*...Blazin' Saddles..one of my fav. movies.
Mel Brooks, was a great director/producer
along w/ Young Frankenstein
The Producers

29 posted on 03/30/2014 8:05:23 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: smokingfrog

So this is what was on President Barry’s mind when he ordered NASA to reach out to muslims !!!


30 posted on 03/30/2014 8:06:59 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: mountn man
Extra, extra large???.."I think not."
compared to what? ..ummm?...

31 posted on 03/30/2014 8:08:43 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: smokingfrog

Didn’t astronauts get many (many) physicals? If so, why was it necessary for them to estimate?


32 posted on 03/30/2014 8:08:43 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: central_va
Turgid or non turgid state?

Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson


33 posted on 03/30/2014 8:13:20 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: mountn man

...NOT PICTURES; JIM ROB, has standards!
and we don't want this thread *deleted* for content!

other than this one

34 posted on 03/30/2014 8:15:22 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: mountn man

Yep, she was my first thought too! :)


35 posted on 03/30/2014 8:17:29 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: Texicanus

BTTT


36 posted on 03/30/2014 8:18:48 AM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: smokingfrog

And where did the first suits come from which used the same relief system? They came from U-2 program which uses the same system to this day. Which is also used when you ferry fighters “across the pond”. Females just wear Depends.


37 posted on 03/30/2014 8:21:08 AM PDT by Portcall24 (aer)
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To: Portcall24

And 0Bummer clipped NASA’s balls so they are boldly sucking off the tax teat with no progress in manned space missions!


38 posted on 03/30/2014 8:27:26 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: smokingfrog

Only 35 years after Tom Wolfe wrote about it in “The Right Stuff”. IIRC, it was “large, larger, largest”.

A very good book, by the way.


39 posted on 03/30/2014 8:29:07 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: skinkinthegrass

Three GREAT movies, skink! I agree!


40 posted on 03/30/2014 8:30:43 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: central_va
You're alone in a tiny space capsule with other men long before Clinton's "don't ask, don't tell" or Obama's "sashaying while marching is mandatory". There is only one acceptable answer.
41 posted on 03/30/2014 8:33:26 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Spaceballs...well? was unfunny..

42 posted on 03/30/2014 8:36:03 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: rbg81

If so, why was it necessary for them to estimate?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Kind of falls in line with the ‘youngster’ working the register and he ‘assumes’ the person in front of him is a ‘Senior Citizen’.
Think if they are not trained to, most have enough sense to let the person ID him/herself as a SR CIT rather than ‘insult’ the customer no matter how obvious.

My ex-wife has found the ‘perfect storm’. If it is assumed she is, she gets ‘insulted’ and if they don’t offer she gets ‘insulted’.

To think, I put up with that logic for almost 45 years...

OF COURSE, she also ‘put up’ with ME for that amount of time. HA HA


43 posted on 03/30/2014 8:36:44 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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To: skinkinthegrass

It was amusing, but not up to standards set by the others.


44 posted on 03/30/2014 8:40:18 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: VanShuyten

A pretty good movie too.


45 posted on 03/30/2014 8:44:31 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

During the cold war, we used to send large condoms to Russia and label them “small”...for propaganda’s sake.


46 posted on 03/30/2014 8:59:49 AM PDT by usual suspect
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To: fieldmarshaldj

What movie is that?


47 posted on 03/30/2014 9:24:22 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Blazing Saddles


48 posted on 03/30/2014 9:26:58 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: smokingfrog

Explains why there were no African-Americans in the original lineup.


49 posted on 03/30/2014 9:32:29 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: mountn man

The scene with Shepard waiting atop that rocket, juxtaposed with scenes of others drinking coffee - classic. “Jose, permission granted to wet your diaper at any time, son.”


50 posted on 03/30/2014 9:48:48 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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