Now They Can Boldly Go

Astronauts finally fix space station toilet
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2008 3:47 AM CDT
Space Shuttle Discovery delivered spare parts to fix the International Space Station's broken toilet.    (AP Photo/NASA TV)
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(Newser) – A Russian astronaut worked like a space janitor for two hours to finally fix a toilet aboard the International Space Station yesterday, the BBC reports. The space shuttle Discovery delivered a new pump for the broken toilet, which has dominated NASA press conferences. "It's something perhaps everyday people can relate to," said one NASA official.