NASA Space Poop Challenge winners rethink the adult diaper
For all the rockets that have been launched, you'd think that coming up with a solution to keep our literal crap together in space would be easy. It might not be rocket science, but it has apparently proven more difficult. Despite the technology at our disposal, astronauts have gone from doing their number twos in plastic bags (a practice that resulted in the now legendary floating turd incident of the Apollo 10 mission), to wearing adult diapers … and that's it. NASA has decided this will not do, not if we are serious about going to Mars... Continue Reading NASA Space Poop Challenge winners rethink the adult diaper Category: Space Tags: Astronauts Orion Spacecraft NASA Space Suit Related Articles: Future skintight spacesuits could snug up at the touch of a button Orion crash-test dummies abused in the name of safety Out of this world ig
For all the rockets that have been launched, you'd think that coming up with a solution to keep our literal crap together in space would be easy. It might not be rocket science, but ...
Fri 17 Feb 17 from Gizmag
Thu 16 Feb 17 from Discover Magazine
Air Force Col. Thatcher Cardon won the agency's "Space Poop Challenge," an effort to design better ways for astronauts to deal with bodily waste than the current super-absorbent diapers.
Tue 21 Feb 17 from SPACE.com
Space may be a terrifying prospect all its own, but think of how weird, and scary pooping in space must be. No privacy, the possibility that your poop’s going to go everywhere — ...
Thu 16 Feb 17 from Geek.com
Back in December, NASA and X Prize competition website HeroX announced the Space Poop Challenge to find a hands-free human waste solution that would work for six days in spacesuit. ...
Thu 16 Feb 17 from Engadget
Thu 16 Feb 17 from USA today
Wed 15 Feb 17 from Gizmodo
The competition called on innovators to develop a system that collect and channel waste away from the body, so astronauts can relieve themselves while wearing a spacesuit in microgravity for ...
Wed 15 Feb 17 from Daily Mail
Space Three designs for an in-suit toilet take home $30,000 Poopin' ain't easy in space. That's why NASA set up a competition to gather ideas for a better space suit toilet.
Wed 15 Feb 17 from Popular Science
Turns out, space poop is a problem that puzzles thousands of people. After NASA asked for solutions to let astronauts urinate and defecate inside a spacesuit for up to six days, more than 5,000 ...
Wed 15 Feb 17 from SPACE.com