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Registration date : 2007-12-15

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PostSubject: Answers to questions we have had about our space program   Answers to questions we have had about our space program EmptySat Jul 20, 2019 8:37 pm

https://www.newsweek.com/nasa-women-astronauts-pee-space-how-1450293
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Age : 73
Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: Answers to questions we have had about our space program   Answers to questions we have had about our space program EmptySun Jul 21, 2019 5:23 pm

This "situation" popped up during my USAF days deploying in jet fighters "across the pond" for long (my longest was 14 hrs!!) hours, usually while wearing a survival suit (affectionately called a poopy suit!!). We had "piddle packs," medium-sized thick plastic baggies with a sponge inside for us to "piddle." All well and good for a guy; not so good for a female, but at this time, there were no female fighter types. There were, however, a few female flight surgeons! We had one back in the F-105 days. On our scheduled deployment to England many years ago, she decided that she wanted to personally experience what it was like to deploy/fly all that distance while confined in a fighter cockpit. Since we had one "family model (two-seat") F-105, we scheduled her to fly with us. Several of us did talk with her about the physiological challenges of such a trip for her. Her reply was "I understand and I'll take care of it!" She cathed herself for the journey!! Had a great time, really enjoyed the experience so much she flew back with us when we deployed back to the States!! cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Answers to questions we have had about our space program   Answers to questions we have had about our space program EmptyMon Jul 22, 2019 1:08 pm

ftrplt wrote:
This "situation" popped up during my USAF days deploying in jet fighters "across the pond" for long (my longest was 14 hrs!!) hours, usually while wearing a survival suit (affectionately called a poopy suit!!). We had "piddle packs," medium-sized thick plastic baggies with a sponge inside for us to "piddle." All well and good for a guy; not so good for a female, but at  this time, there were no female fighter types. There were, however, a few female flight surgeons! We had one back in the F-105 days. On our scheduled deployment to England many years ago, she decided that she wanted to personally experience what it was like to deploy/fly all that distance while confined in a fighter cockpit. Since we had one "family model (two-seat") F-105, we scheduled her to fly with us. Several of us did talk with her about the physiological challenges of such a trip for her. Her reply was "I understand and I'll take care of it!" She cathed herself for the journey!! Had a great time, really enjoyed the experience so much she flew back with us when we deployed back to the States!! cheers FTRPLT

Never thought I would see "She cathed herself" and "Had a great time" in the same story before . . .
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PostSubject: Re: Answers to questions we have had about our space program   Answers to questions we have had about our space program EmptyMon Jul 22, 2019 1:22 pm

I always wondered about farting and belching in space.
Thankfully they found out.
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