In space, nobody can hear you poop

NASA video shows space station astronaut swapping out solid waste container

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If this were posted on any other day I’d be shouting this from the rooftops, but this being April Fool’s Day, you might want to take this with a grain of salt (if this is a prank, you got me, NASA).

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In the following video, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins gives us a video demonstration from the International Space Station on how they swap out the Solid Waste Container (SWC/KTO) - in other words, the space toilet.

Boy, do we take gravity for granted.

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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