Yay periods


Mary Roach's excellent Packing for Mars touches briefly on menstruation in space, including the Sally Ride quote. She makes the point that dilemmas such as this were used as justification by NASA to send far fewer women into space than the Soviets because oh holy shit how is a woman supposed to pee in space? By contrast, the Soviets observed that a woman in space is, on average, 40 fewer lbs that you needed to get into orbit so fuckin' A, diapers.

posted by arguewithatree: 1093 days ago