NASA's new $23 million space toilet is ready for launch

Apr 7, 2020
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Space toilets are always the butt of jokes!
Butt seriously this is a basic need that needs a reliable mechanism especially if you want to goto Mars. When it breaks down the nearest plumber could be seventy million miles away and we haven’t got there yet.
 
Oct 21, 2019
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Space toilets are always the butt of jokes!
Butt seriously this is a basic need that needs a reliable mechanism especially if you want to goto Mars. When it breaks down the nearest plumber could be seventy million miles away and we haven’t got there yet.
Agreed. And as payload is expensive you can't afford to just throw away the water in the toilet waste, that's why as far as I know aboard the ISS the urine is re-cycled to produce fresh water and water is also extracted from the solid waste leaving just dry waste.
 
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The new system will be used by the space station's crew and tested over the next three years to ensure its reliability. Prior to this, the system was tested in environments that simulate space station conditions, according to NASA officials.
 

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