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With the Artemis program, NASA will land the first woman and the next man on the Moon in 2024, and the goal is to do this in a way that uses less mass, occupies less volume, is more energy efficient, and has streamlined processes.

That’s why NASA has launched the Lunar Loo Challenge, asking everyone to design a space-toilet that will work on the moon!

NASA may adapt the toilet design for its Artemis lunar lander, so it will need to work both in the microgravity of space, or “zero-g,” and on the moon, where the gravity is about a sixth of what we feel on Earth.

This challenge has two categories: Technical and Junior (under 11 to 17-year-old) and the authors of the three most compelling submissions will win a cash prize and the opportunity to talk directly with NASA engineers and possibly with an astronaut.

Source: NASA