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ckb2001
07-06-2007, 02:03 PM
I just thought this was funny (and sad). It kinda puts a $600 toilet seat the Pentagon got some flak for buying into perspective :lol:

http://www.physorg.com/news102913662.html

"n space, a loo costs a lot. NASA has agreed to pay $19 million for a Russian-built toilet system for the international space station. The figure may sound astronomical for a toilet in space, but NASA officials said it was cheaper than building their own.

"It's akin to building a municipal treatment center on Earth," NASA spokeswoman Lynnette Madison said Thursday, explaining the cost of the new toilet system."
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Eshlemon
07-06-2007, 02:20 PM
I just thought this was funny (and sad). It kinda puts a $600 toilet seat the Pentagon got some flak for buying into perspective :lol:

http://www.physorg.com/news102913662.html

"n space, a loo costs a lot. NASA has agreed to pay $19 million for a Russian-built toilet system for the international space station. The figure may sound astronomical for a toilet in space, but NASA officials said it was cheaper than building their own.

"It's akin to building a municipal treatment center on Earth," NASA spokeswoman Lynnette Madison said Thursday, explaining the cost of the new toilet system."
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Russia, cadillacs of plumbing.

ckb2001
07-06-2007, 02:49 PM
Even more ridiculous was that space pen. You guys remember that? NASA spends over a million dollars developing a pen that can work in space. After the cold war we find out Russians just used a pencil!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ABrownLamp
07-06-2007, 03:32 PM
Even more ridiculous was that space pen. You guys remember that? NASA spends over a million dollars developing a pen that can work in space. After the cold war we find out Russians just used a pencil!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CKB,

This may not happen very often on these forums. But the information you have provided in the above quote is completely untrue.


http://www.snopes.com/business/genius/spacepen.asp

ckb2001
07-06-2007, 04:24 PM
CKB,

This may not happen very often on these forums. But the information you have provided in the above quote is completely untrue.


http://www.snopes.com/business/genius/spacepen.asp

WOW! ABrownLamp, thanks!

Every factual correction is appreciated.