NASA created a special toilet for female astronauts. (Photo courtesy NASA)
NASA is preparing to send a woman and a male astronaut under the Artemis mission on moon in 2024. Its test on ISS will be important for Artemis. A funnel-suction system has been installed for women in this toilet. So that Astronot keeps itself refreshed in a better way.
- Last Updated:October 3, 2020, 12:44 PM IST
The facilities of the female astronaut have been taken into consideration behind sending this toilet. NASA has designed this toilet by spending around $ 23 million, or 174 million. So that the female astronaut in space has no problem in staying for a long time. In fact, due to the lack of toilet in space, it was difficult for the female astronaut to stay for a long time.
Toilet is the result of 6 years of hard work
According to NASA scientists, it has taken a long time of 6 years to make this special toilet. According to him, till now, the female astronaut had to face a lot of difficulties in space, because the microgravity toilet still being used in space was designed keeping in mind the male astronaut. But as the number of female astronauts in the space has increased, the need for special toilet is felt.What will be special in this toilet
NASA is preparing to send a woman and a male astronaut under Artemis mission to the moon in 2024. Its test on ISS will be important for Artemis. Funnel-suction system for women has been installed in this toilet. So that Astronot keeps itself refreshed in a better way. This particular toilet has been designed for this. It will have less mass and volume than earlier systems and it will also be easier to use. Not only this, it will also have the facility of urine treatment. So that it can be processed in the spacecraft’s recycling system. While sitting on the seat, special hooks will also be attached to the feet of the astronauts.
Toilets were challenged for women
According to NASA scientists, developing the West Collection System in spacecraft is a big challenge due to gravity. Especially it is difficult to keep urine and feces separate. Where urine is used as drinking water after recycling, the sewage is kept in a container. Earlier toilets were built with male passengers in mind, but due to differences in anatomy, making unisex toilets (both for men and women) was a major challenge.