During NASA’s Apollo 10 moon mission in 1969, not quite everything went according to the plan. But we’re not talking Apollo 13-style disasters, instead, we’re talking about some toilet-based issues. On the sixth day of Apollo 10 moon mission, the three-man crew had a couple of close encounters with “turds,” which thanks to NASA’s mission transcript, have been recorded for the future generations.
Obviously, the astronauts in question — Thomas P. Stafford, John W. Young and Eugene A. Cernan — hadn’t quite gotten to grips with how to use the toilet in space, as these NASA transcripts from the mission reveal. Stories of floating turds, sticky poop and creative use of napkins is rather… eye opening fact.
You can read the full mission transcripts here.