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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2020 12:39 p.m. PST

…will work on the moon

"NASA wants you to help put the loo in lunar, so it's offering $35,000 USD in prizes to design a toilet that can be used on the moon.

The space agency has set an ambitious goal of sending astronauts back to the moon by 2024 and the crew will obviously have to go to the bathroom during the mission.

NASA may adapt the toilet design for its Artemis lunar lander, so it will need to work both in the microgravity of space, or "zero-g," and on the moon, where the gravity is about a sixth of what we feel on Earth, according to the design guidelines posted by NASA and HeroX, which allows anyone to create challenges to solve a problem facing the world…"


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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2020 12:50 p.m. PST

Hmmm, seems to me they should be offering a prize 100 times that, IF it really works.

Personal logo BAMeyer Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jul 2020 1:48 p.m. PST

Season 2, Episode 22 of the Big Bang Theory

USAFpilot13 Jul 2020 2:55 p.m. PST

Not as glamorous as rocket packs and laser guns; but far more important.

Perris070713 Jul 2020 3:38 p.m. PST

Yuo. A job for Howard Wolowitz and Co.

Greylegion13 Jul 2020 4:21 p.m. PST


BAMeyer beat me to it.

Zephyr113 Jul 2020 9:20 p.m. PST

Once a practical zero-g toilet is invented, humanity will conquer the universe…

Legion 414 Jul 2020 7:16 a.m. PST

Yep ! I was thinking the same thing – Big Bang Theory ! Wolowitz et. al. 👨‍🚀

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2020 11:55 a.m. PST



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