October 21, 2021

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NASA launches new $ 23 million space toilet for ISS It should come on Monday

NASA launches new $ 23 million space toilet for ISS  It should come on Monday

This unusual looking space toilet is being tested by astronauts on the ISS.

NASA

Recently created Space toilet Provides better accommodation for women goes to the International Space Station. The The inside of the cargo ship was packed with new loo PT successfully exploded from NASA’s Wallops flight facility on Wallops Island, Virginia at 6:16 pm on Friday. The astronauts will be given a test run to the toilet for the next few months.

Weighing in at almost 100 pounds (45 kilograms) and 28 inches (71 centimeters) high, the new toilet is half the size of the two Russian-built toilets already in use at ISS. This new toilet is 65% smaller and almost half lighter than current ISS toilets.

The new, smaller toilet will fit into NASA Orion capsules, which could travel to the moon on future missions.

As previously reported, New toilet reclining seat, new shape and redesigned with funnels designed for urination.

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Take a closer look at the new space toilet used in the ISS.

NASA

The micro-gravity toilets used in the ISS use suction to keep waste out during space-less break, but the new system has a new shape to fit the female body. The toilet is also well suited to absorb more waste than ever before.

“Cleaning up the mess is a big deal. We don’t want to make any mistakes or escapes,” said Melissa McKinley, project manager at the Johnson Space Center. Told The Guardian. “Say everything floats in a weightless state.”

The new toilet system has less mass than previous systems, is simpler to use, provides increased crew comfort and performance, and treats urine so it can be safely processed by spacecraft recycling systems. ” According to a NASA report Previously published in June.

The toilet will be housed in its own stall next to the old one on the US side of the space station. The toilet, now on the US side of the space station, was designed in the 1990s.

This new Universal Waste Management System toilet space center will remain on the ISS for the rest of its life.

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