Lunar Loo' challenge asks people to help astronauts poop on the Moon

published 28.06.2020 20:30

by Sasha Lekach from

There's 51 days left to design a NASA toilet fit for Moon-traveling astronauts.

A newly launched lunar loo challenge is asking those who are interested to redesign a toilet for the Moon that works in both lunar gravity and microgravity.

Working with the challenge platform HeroX, NASA is on the hunt for the best lunar, ahem, throne.

NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS) program wants to improve upon the space bathroom options already used at the International Space Station with a next-gen design that's smaller and more efficient.

The bathroom system also needs to be prepared for what NASA calls a diarrhea "event."