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    NASA Buys $19 Million Toilet System

    I just thought this was funny (and sad). It kinda puts a $600 toilet seat the Pentagon got some flak for buying into perspective

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ckb2001 View Post
    I just thought this was funny (and sad). It kinda puts a $600 toilet seat the Pentagon got some flak for buying into perspective

    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.
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    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckb2001 View Post
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by ABrownLamp View Post
    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.
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