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This Thread About Facts About Peeing And Pooping In Space Is Even More Entertaining Than It Sounds
Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Astronauts may be exceptionally brave, intelligent, and accomplished, but they're not super-human: They still have to poop and pee when they leave Earth. However, as NASA started racing to put astronauts the moon in the s — humans first landed on the lunar surface almost exactly 50 years ago , on July 20, — the agency didn't focus much on how the men would empty their bladders and bowels in space. In fact, astronaut Alan Shepard — the first American in space — was forced to pee his pants on the launchpad in