For all things Tooks, and some things, er, relating to other people. As well as to other things. You get the picture.

23 December 2003

Excerpted from Isaac Asimov's Book of Facts:

"One of the most beautiful sights is a urine dump at sunset, because as the stuff comes out [in space] and as it hits the exit nozzle, it instantly flashes into 10 million little ice crystals, which go out almost in a hemisphere, because, you know, you're exiting into essentially a perfect vacuum, and so the stuff goes in every direction, and radially out from the spacecraft at relatively high velocity. It's surprising, and it's an incredible stream...a spray of sparklers almost. It's really a spectacular sight." --Russell Schweickart, Apollo astronaut

In space, as always, our truest selves are revealed, and astronauts reveal them to us.

Be awed with me,


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