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NASA will pay you to design a Moon toilet

June 27th, 2020

NASA is offering up to $20,000 for your lunar toilet designs in advance of its Artemis missions to the Moon. The toilet has to be compact but also hold plenty of waste, while also being relatively quiet. The competition is open until August 17th, so get your designs ready and be a part of poop …

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Coronavirus can spread from toilet flushing, study says

June 17th, 2020

Study says toilets can spread coronavirus by sending particles into the air after flushing. Researchers say that particles continue to come out of a recently-flushed toilet for as long as a minute after the flush, creating a cloud of aerosols that could carry the virus if a person was infected.  Closing the toilet before flushing …

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NASA astronaut reveals how complicated it is to poop in space

May 29th, 2018

Spending a few months aboard the International Space Station is a privilege that only a tiny fraction of people will ever experience. We can only imagine how thrilling it must be to spend your days falling around the Earth while performing groundbreaking research and playing games in space. But being an astronaut also comes with …