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Astronauts finally fix space station toilet

By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 5, 2008 3:47 AM CDT

(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.

Space Shuttle Discovery delivered spare parts to fix the International Space Station's broken toilet.   (AP Photo/NASA TV)
The shuttle Discovery docked to the International Space Station.   (AP Photo/NASA TV)
Astronaut Mike Fossum working outside the space shuttle Discovery. The most important task of the day's work was performed by a Russian astronaut who fixed the International Space Station toilet.   (AP Photo/NASA)
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