posted on Aug, 28 2008 @ 01:45 PM
That is a giant aluminum trash can launched into orbit by the Soviets in 1976. It is for use by Soyuz capsules to dump their after-meal mcdonalds
trash, and also to use for vomiting because space travel can make a man nausious. So they sent it up there so that the Soyuz can lock onto it, then
the Russian will reach out, align it with the Soyuz capsule, and then vomit into it through a special vacuum hose attached via the Soyuz.
You learn something new every day now dont you?