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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: eisegesis
No, you'd be wearing a space suit and diaper for the mission.
As space travel became more sophisticated, so too did space underwear. Above is the catch-all diaper/undergarment Sally Ride wore when she blasted off in the Space Shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983 to became the first American woman to leave earth’s atmosphere.
But as space shuttle missions became more common, the astronaut equivalent of adult diapers became more casual too. Most of the time in space, shuttle crew members were able to wear their own underwear. They only wore accident-prevention diapers for takeoffs and landings.
Sheppard had asked for one but the NASA engineers on the ground told him he didn’t need one. Of course he ended up urinating inside his spacesuit and short-circuited his biosensors.