There is human vomit on the moon

Pack in what you pack out apparently does not apply to astronauts. While it may seem irresponsible of humanity to leave our junk on extraterrestrial landscapes, it is rather costly to bring it all back. Every pound of stuff we bring back requires that much more fuel. We need more fuel to carry that fuel.

That’s why it is especially easy to leave behind our feces, urine and vomit. Why make room for these stowaways?

As NASA lands its new rover, Perseverance, on Mars today, I still have a childish fascination with the fact that we are actually exploring other planets. How cool is this?!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.