The cool thing about space is that it can make even the least cool topics and ideas nearly too cool for words. Case in point: on the way home, the space shuttle jettisoned some human waste. What happened next was caught on film.
Granted, it was more human waste than they usually have to dispose of because of some new rules about not performing a major toilet flush while linked with the space station. And frankly, who can blame them? I certainly wouldn’t want my space habitat to be followed in perpetuity with a trail of sewage. But if this is going to be the show that we’ll be privy to — if you’ll pardon the pun — every time the shuttle undocks from the space station, I’m going to start making it a point to try to watch it happen.