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Linkfest: Space Station Needs a Plumber

The, um, facilities on the International Space Station have gone out of order. While astronauts attempt a repair, they're using the more limited loo in the Soyuz capsule that serves as a lifeboat for the station. Meanwhile, company's coming — the space shuttle Discovery, with a crew of seven, is scheduled to launch on Saturday. At least the shuttle has its own W.C.

It's the Ramble.

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