[SpaceProgram] Space toilets - something needs to be done...

cole santos cksantos85 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 14:20:28 CEST 2012

Lets just build REALLY good air filters and rid ourselves of toilets...lol

After a few hundred years the toilet is ready for a redesign. I wonder of
people would buy them on earth. Im thinking it could be a bicycle seat with
a vacuum and some spray nozzles. Who wants to test first?

On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 11:32 PM, Alex Cureton-Griffiths
<alexcg at gmail.com>wrote:

> Interesting article. Looks like inventing a workable space toilet could be
> important - especially as more countries (with different diets) aim for
> space
> http://english.pravda.ru/science/earth/09-06-2009/107747-space_toilet-0/
> Quote from article (excuse the somewhat graphic nature…)
> Until recently, Russian cosmonauts and US astronauts did not distinguish
> between their toilets and used the one that was closer. However, the food,
> which space researchers eat, differs greatly. The Russian space food is
> more savoury, more natural and more diverse, which US astronauts
> acknowledge too.
> It just so happens that the consistency of fecal matter turns out to be
> rather thick against the background of such a diet.
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