The ISS broke down all the toilets, the astronauts moved on to diapers

On the International space station had an accident, has stopped working all the toilets. As a result, the astronauts were forced to use diapers.

About the astronauts themselves said during talks with experts on the Ground, which was broadcast on YouTube-channel NASA reports

In particular, as told by astronaut Luca Parmitano, the toilet in the American segment lit fault indicator. The toilet did not work in the Russian segment – there was a message about a crowded tank.

Harvesting there are two manned Soyuz spacecraft, which docked to the station. But these toilets can be used only in case of emergency. Therefore, plant workers had used the diaper.

Fortunately, after some time, faults with the toilets have been removed. As you know, now on the station are Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg skripochka, Americans, Kristina cook, Andrew Morgan, Jessica Meir and commander of the crew of the Italian Luca Parmitano.

How does the toilet on the ISS

The toilets at the station are common to men and women. The bathroom looks the same as on Earth, but has a number of design features. The toilet has the clips for the legs, it includes a powerful air pumps.

To take advantage of its service, the astronaut is fastened with special spring mount to the toilet seat, then he or she includes a powerful fan and opens the suction hole, where the air stream picks up all the waste.

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