A Russian cosmonaut has complained he is no longer allowed to use a US toilet as well as a US exercise bike. Gennady Padalka, 50, told Russia's Novaya Gazeta newspaper the lack of sharing was lowering the crew's morale.
The veteran cosmonaut said the problem was due to the ISS becoming a more commercial operation.
Poor old Gennady has to space walk to an outside lav, a shack circulating in orbit around the main space station. It’s a real bugger, especially when you get halfway there and realize that you’ve forgotten the paper. But still: billionaires have paid to use that space station toilet. You can’t have some experienced professional cosmonaut free riding. It just wouldn’t be right.via.