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NASA Asks for New Ideas on How Astronauts Will Poop on the Moon

NASA Astronauts (symbolic picture)
NASA Astronauts (symbolic picture)

 

IIE Digital Desk : The US space agency NASA is asking for new ideas on how astronauts will poop on the moon. The agency has launched a contest with a prize of $35,000 (Rs 29 lakh) for the best design. The current system for astronauts to poop in space is called the Maximum Absorbency Garment (MAG). It is a diaper-like device that is worn under the spacesuit. The MAG is not designed for use on the moon, as it would not be able to handle the lunar dust.

NASA is looking for a new system that is more comfortable and efficient for astronauts to use on the moon. The system should also be able to handle the lunar dust and prevent it from getting into the astronauts' bodies. The contest is open to anyone, regardless of age or experience. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2023. The winning design will be used by astronauts on the Artemis program, which is NASA's plan to return humans to the moon by 2024.

The contest is a part of NASA's efforts to innovate and find new ways to explore space. The agency is also looking for new ways to generate power on the moon, grow food, and produce water. The Artemis program is a major step forward for NASA and for the exploration of space. The success of the program will depend on the ingenuity and creativity of the people who work on it. The contest for a new poop system is just one example of how NASA is looking for new ideas to make the Artemis program a success.


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