Thursday, May 02, 2013
We can put a man on the moon, but we can't make a decent zero-G barf bag
Did you know that half of the astronauts who travel into space throw up from space sickness? Neither did I, nor did I really care. However, I was intrigued when I saw this video of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, commander of the International Space Station, demonstrating the overly complicated barf bags NASA developed to deal with the problem of zero-G hurling. Talk about complicated! By the time you get one of these things open, you'll already be flailing around in a floating cloud of your own stomach contents.