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Astronauts will use their feces as a radiation shield on 2018 mission to Mars
The Inspiration Mars Foundation’s audacious plan for a primarily private-funded, manned ship to Mars has more than a few challenges to overcome before its 2018 launch date, and it turns out the solution to one problem — dangerous cosmic rays — comes in the form of feces. The current plan calls for the two astronauts aboard the 1166-cubic-foot spacecraft to defecate into bags which would be used to line the walls of the ship (after extracting as much water as possible from the waste for reuse).

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motherjones:

thisistheverge:

Astronauts will use their feces as a radiation shield on 2018 mission to Mars

The Inspiration Mars Foundation’s audacious plan for a primarily private-funded, manned ship to Mars has more than a few challenges to overcome before its 2018 launch date, and it turns out the solution to one problem — dangerous cosmic rays — comes in the form of feces. The current plan calls for the two astronauts aboard the 1166-cubic-foot spacecraft to defecate into bags which would be used to line the walls of the ship (after extracting as much water as possible from the waste for reuse).

File under: the wonders of poop!

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  4. stroikah-yer-eeka reblogged this from mechy-z and added:
    Now we just need to think of what to do with 4+ years of radioactive crap.
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  9. saintjason reblogged this from motherjones and added:
    Good to know. If you are ever attacked by cosmic rays, just squeeze one out.
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    …It looks like a giant vibrator. o-o Am I the only one seeing this?
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    SHUT UP THIS SCIENCE! GO HARD OR GO HOME!
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    What if they’re constipated, or just backed up? :P
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