Torii Hunter got the chance to interview Angels fan and NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, who is currently serving a four-month mission in the International Space Station, on Friday via satellite at Angels Stadium. Hunter took the opportunity to ask the hard-hitting questions: “Can you see Mark Trumbo’s home runs from space?” “Have you seen ET? Have you seen any alien life forms?” “Can you see the Big A?”
But there was one question Hunter asked that topped them all: “It sounds immature, but I see you floating, and there’s pretty much no gravity, so when you have to use the restroom, where does it go? Does it float?”
Let’s be honest, we’ve all wondered the same at least at some point of our lives. And it wasn’t even out of line. Acaba prefaced his answer with a “that’s a great question.”
As Acaba went through astronauts’ differing methods of excretion for No. 1’s and No. 2’s, Hunter, of course, began snickering like an 8th grader during a sex-ed lecture (or Anderson Cooper at the mention of a pussy willow). So, just wait until you see Hunter’s befuddled reaction when he learned that astronauts filter their pee-pee into drinking water.
Here’s video of the exchange. Good stuff starts at the 0:33 mark: