An award-winning science fiction writer has written a funny but detailed message about how female astronauts urinate in space twitter.
Mary Robinette Kowal, 50, from Nashville, Tennessee, went to the social media platform to reveal the information on Friday, July 19, just two days after she wrote an essay for the New York Times titled & # 39; To reach the moon, women must escape the Earth's bias. & # 39;
In the article, in which she wrote: & # 39; The Apollo program was designed by men, for men & # 39 ;, the writer was criticized for saying that many told her that women could not go to space because of a lack to & # 39; technology for them to pee in space & # 39 ;. That is why she went to Twitter to clarify the situation.
Interesting! Award-winning science fiction writer Mary Robinette Kowal published a funny and informative post about how female astronauts urinate in space on Twitter on Friday, July 19
Informative: the post came after she was criticized for a New York Times article she wrote, in which she wrote: & # 39; The Apollo program was designed by men, for men & # 39;
& # 39; Let's talk about peeing in space & # 39 ;, she wrote on Twitter. & # 39; In response to my NY Times essay, several people said that women could not go into space because we did not have the technology to pee into the space. & # 39;
Because of her now viral thread, the writer explained that urinating in space has always been difficult, regardless of your gender.
However, she emphasized the fact that at no time did problems with the bathroom prevent men from traveling to the room.
& # 39; When the Mercury program was presented, doctors were afraid that people would not be able to pee or even swallow without gravity. And yet they still made plans to send a man into space.
& # 39; When Alan Shepherd became the first American man to go into space, it was a 15-minute mission. Up. Hello space! Back down.
& # 39; They have not made plans to pee, & # 39; she added.
& # 39; Launchpad delays meant that Shepherd reached a point where he had to go. Bad. He asked Mission Control for permission to go in his suit.
& # 39; After consulting with flight surgeons & costume technicians, they gave him permission to do so. So he wet himself and went into space. & # 39;
Mary went on to describe several other cases in which urination was a problem for men traveling to space because she wanted to emphasize the fact that it was a universal problem rather than a problem that would only challenge women.
She said the problem was eventually resolved by a & # 39; shell & # 39; which she said it looked much like a condom & # 39; because she emphasized the gender-influenced design.
Equality: in the discussion, the 50-year-old writer wanted to explain that urination in space has always been difficult for everyone, rather than just women
& # 39; It worked great for testing, but when the actual astronauts used it, the casing blew off and left them peeing in their suits. Was this in the space suit over a longer period of time? & # 39; she said.
Mary further said that at some point male astronauts refused to choose the smaller sheaths, calling them bizarre names, including & # 39; immensely & # 39; and & # 39; incredible & # 39 ;.
She explained: & # 39; The cases were small, medium and large. It turned out that the men all said they needed a big scabbard. They did not.
& # 39; Next, the astronauts who were called the sheaths were & # 39; Extra large & # 39;, & # 39; Immeasurable & # 39; and & # 39; Incredibly named & # 39 ;, & # 39; she added.
& # 39; They had to stick a bag on their ass to poop. That worked well for Gemini and Mercury. And well, I mean that there was still urine in the capsule and it stank of stool. Apollo needed a different solution.
& # 39; Unfortunately, they still had to poop in a bag, but to pee, they could slide on a condom attached to a valve, turn the valve, and have their urine sucked into the room vacuum. If you have timed it right, & # 39; she added.
Mary said that if the valve was opened & # 39; a fraction late & # 39; urine would escape and float around the cabin. If it was opened too early, she said: & # 39; the vacuum of the room reached through the valve to grab your manhood & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Apparently venting puddles in the room is very beautiful. It catches the sunlight and shines, & she added jokes.
She continued: & # 39; For the space walks, the Apollo astronauts were back in condoms collecting the puddle in a bag in the suit. Buzz Aldrin was the second man on the moon, but the first to pee there.
History: She explained some facts, including that Buzz Aldrin, 89, was the first man to urinate in space and that Fred Haise, 85, became ill due to storing urine in his suit
& # 39; During Apollo13, everyone who has seen the film knows that Fred Haise has fallen ill. Do you know why? After the accident, they could not use normal ventilation because it had to be heated to prevent the pee from freezing, & she said.
She further explained that & # 39; the alternative system & # 39; caused droplets to float around the ship and Mission Control told them to stop peeing.
& # 39; It was not intended as a permanent ban, but the crew did not understand that. So they stopped peeing in every possible bag or container, & she explained.
& # 39; The quickest option was to store it in the collection bags that they wore in their suits. Haise sustained him for hours, basically bathing in puddles. He received a UTI and then a kidney infection. & # 39;
Mary said that a decade later, NASA decided to send women into space.
& # 39; NOW they have a reason to think about how to pee in the room if you don't have a penis. To launch and for a space walk, they developed the MAG Maximum Absorbency Garment. It's a diaper, & she said.
& # 39; The men have switched to using it because it was more comfortable and less prone to float pee around the cabin than the condom sheath. They also developed a zero-G toilet so that astronauts no longer had to attach a bag to their ass. & # 39;
She said that urinating and pooping in space is now a & long process & # 39; is that the use of & # 39; a fan, a directional system, and a fair amount of prayer includes & # 39 ;.
Leuk Fun pooping in space fact: without gravity the poop will not break when it leaves your body. You have to reach back and help with special gloves, & she said.
& # 39; Peeing is a little easier & # 39 ;, she added. & # 39; It is actually a funnel, a tube, a bag and a fan for extraction. However, sometimes the toilet breaks.
Bizarre: Mary explained various & # 39; fun facts & # 39; in her Twitter thread. with regard to peeing and pooping in space
& # 39; At that time, they return to using & # 39; emergency bags & # 39; that are stuck to their ass and & # 39; manual urine container & # 39 ;.
She continued: & # 39; During a malfunction it is also possible that a giant floating ball of water leaves the toilet. Fun fact: due to chemicals, it is bright purple and acid. Fun fact: poop escapes regularly, so you never eat a milk that floats in the ISS. & # 39;
Mary said the reason why she was so detailed about urinating into the room is to prove that & # 39; the reason why women didn't go into the room had nothing to do with the lack of urination technology. & # 39;
She explained that such technology was not available to men at the time, but that they were successfully going into space.
& # 39; We also didn't have the technology for men to pee in the room when they started. And on some days the best solution is still a diaper or a bag stuck to the butt, "she said.
She then explained some facts about farting and peasants in space before discussing periods and concluded that & # 39; tampons exist & # 39 ;.
& # 39; According to women who have been there, "it is just like a period on earth." It appears that menstrual blood moves through a wick action. Gravity can speed that up, but is not necessary. There are also tampons. & # 39;
She added a & # 39; nice fact & # 39; and wrote: & # 39; When Sally Ride was preparing to go into space, the NASA technicians asked her if 100 tampons would be the right number for a week. She said, "No. That wouldn't be the right number."
& # 39; They have reduced it to 50 … & # 39; she said.
Informative: & # 39; The reason women did not go into the room had nothing to do with the lack of the technology to pee & # 39 ;, she wrote in the now viral Twitter thread
When her long Twitter thread came to an end, she said: “Gravity creates the most sense of urgency to urinate, so in micro gravity astronauts don't always know when to go.
& # 39; It is such a complicated process that they pee according to a schedule.
& # 39; Fun fact: when Yuri Gargarin was on his way to the launch pad, he realized that the suit had lasted so long that he had to pee. He got out of the truck and peed on the tire.
& # 39; Since then, every astronaut from Baikonur has launched. Women squat or carry a bottle of water, & she added.
Finally, she discussed erections in space and revealed that & # 39; never officially happened & # 39 ;.
She added: & # 39;According to Mike Mullane in his book, Riding Rockets, he woke up most mornings in the shuttle with his "wooden doll friend" "I had an erection so intense it was painful. I could have been drilling through kryptonite."
Since she has shared her now viral Twitter thread, the original tweet has collected more than 74,000 likes, 30,000 shares, and thousands of responses.
A user said: & # 39; This thread is both hilarious and informative. & # 39;
Another wrote: & # 39; This makes my trudges to the public bathroom in my office building a little less unbearable. Thank you! & # 39;
& # 39; Holy s ** t (no pun intended) this thread is hilarious and yet somehow informative! & # 39; a third user wrote.
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