archiv~1.txt: SETI-L: toilet waste in outer space or traveling it alone

SETI-L: toilet waste in outer space or traveling it alone

Walt Williams ( (no email) )
Sat, 27 Mar 1999 20:43:52 -0800

First Human frugal fecal traveler? :)

Hah.

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Reply-to: "Ron Blue" <rcb5@msn.com>
From: "Ron Blue" <rcb5@msn.com>
To: "SETI League" <seti@sni.net>
Subject: SETI toilet waste in outer space
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 13:39:37 -0500

It was mentioned that viable freeze dried bacteria was found
floating in orbit in outer space from the release of toilet waste
from the space station.

Bacteria usually absorb genes and chromosomes present in their
food supply. This means that human genetic material would be
present in the freeze dried bacteria. A comet could in principle
pick this up and take it to another star system

Ron