Apollo 10 Moon mission astronauts had poop problem

Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 18:09

New York: Poop in space! Astronauts onboard NASA`s Apollo 10 Moon mission had to face toilet-related issues, with human waste floating in the cockpit in one incident, it has emerged.

Deep into the 500-page declassified transcript of the 1969 Moon mission, the three NASA astronauts complain about an unsightly unidentified flying object (UFO) inside the aircraft, New York Daily News reported.

"Give me a napkin, quick. There`s a turd floating through the air," Commander Tom Stafford says.

"I didn`t do it," Command module pilot John Young responds. "It ain`t one of mine."
"I don`t think it`s one of mine," said Lunar module pilot Gene Cernan.

"Mine was a little more sticky than that," Stafford responds. "Throw that away."
And then a little while later, Cernan says, according to the transcript: "Here`s another goddam turd. What`s the matter with you guys?"

The conversation was recorded in June of 1969, one month before Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 18:09

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