Space waste: photos of Space Shuttle urine dump

space dumpJust read on photo-pro Ken Rockwell’s blog a post about the last Space Shuttle Discovery flight.

Photo amateurs and pro-am astronomers around the world managed to spot Discovery’s flybys (check here for more info) and shot great pictures.

Several pictures included a trace that most observers were unable to understand… until a NASA spokeswoman later cleared the mystery by identifying the light as 150 pounds of astronaut urine and wastewater.

Besides the human factor even in outer space, it’s thrilling to see how many geeks out there are so keen on catching everything in the sky!

[Check here for more pictures]

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