NASA to send $ 23 million worth of toilet into space for trial,
The American Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is preparing to send the $ 23 million toilet, which operates in accordance with zero gravity, to the International Space Station for trial purposes.
It is planned to send the toilet, which is designed to be used by astronauts who will go on a mission to the Moon in the future, and absorbs the waste from the body, in a cargo capsule.
NASA announced that the vacuum system in the toilet was designed to create convenience for female astronauts.
The toilet was planned to be launched from Wallops Island in the state of Virginia on Thursday; However, the mission was canceled due to technical problems three minutes before airborne.
Shipping will take place on Friday, if these problems can be solved by engineers.
The new titanium toilet, dubbed the Universal Waste Management System “WMS”, is hoped to assist astronauts on missions in the depths of space.
Like the restrooms in the world, the toilet designed by NASA will also be located in a cabin.
NASA describes this toilet as a superior model to those currently used on the International Space Station.
It weighs 45 kilograms and 71 cm. tall, the toilet is 65 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than today.
Realizing that it is important for astronauts to use the toilet without getting wet or trouble at all, project manager Melissa McKinley said, (Cleaning is really a matter. We don’t want anything to run or get stuck) said.
The toilets that astronauts currently use work more like a broom; A system that absorbs residues using air flow acts as a toilet.
The 23 million capacity toilet was designed for female astronauts to be more comfortable in space. Exercises are already being made for the colony to be established outside of the world.