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NASA calls to design space toilet for trip to the Moon

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Before the next launch of the National Aeronautical Administration and the Space (POT, for its acronym in English) a Moon, the US agency convenes the world community to join the project by developing a toilet with functions of microgravity and lunar gravity.

Between the preparatory activities, NASA enables everything necessary for a successful journey. The equipment, protection and support of the spaces where the crew will cohabit will be key to the function of their activities, including those related to biological needs, such as eating and drinking, in addition to organic waste disposal.

When the astronauts are in the ship cabin and don’t have the special costumes, they will need a toilet with the same characteristics as a common sanitary appliance.

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That is why the agency requests, according to its official page, “new design concepts for compact toilets that can operate in both microgravity and lunar gravity“Because the space toilets that the International Space Station (ISS) operate only in microgravity.

“He ´Artemisa Program´ It is looking for a next-generation device that is smaller, more efficient, and capable of working in both microgravity and lunar gravity, “said space program officials.

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The call was enabled from June 25 and will close its registrations on August 17, 2020, which includes a technical category and a junior.

The winning design will receive recognition consisting of 35 thousand dollars in prizes, in the case of the technical category. While the reward for junior will be a public award from NASA and Hero X, a winning certification and an official article from the space agency.

For more information, see: https://www.herox.com/LunarLoo

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