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Space agency is giving away £24,000 for a spacesuit design that can deal with human waste

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    Nasa has launched a new competition for designs address the issue of human waste in space suits, which could mean the difference between life and death in emergency situations.

    The current solution using absorbent pads, which are a form of giant space nappy.

    However, while effective, they are only designed for short stints outside of the space station.

    In an emergency, crewmembers could be forced to stay suited up for days, rendering the pads useless and potentially leading to infection and even sepsis as waste builds up.






    Nasa's call for designs would address a serious issue - how astronauts can avoid infection and even sepsis caused by extended stints in a space suit with their own waste.

    It will need to conform to similar size limitations, so can not be too bulky and must also deal with the G-forces of lift-off and re-entry.

    Winning designs for the global competition must be a pressurised suit able to keep astronauts alive and healthy for more than 144 hours.

    The suit's design will need to be able to deal with 1 L of urine a day per crew member.

    For more solid waste, it will need to remove 75 mL by volume and 75 g by weight.

    In addition, it will be required to remove up to 80 mL of menstrual fluid over the six days.

    Inventors have until 20 December to get their submissions in and the designs will be tested on Nasa mission over the next three to four year
     
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    Did not realise my dad was so Space age clothing orintated
    They look like Tena extra large super Asorbent pants
    he gets a Space station supply of 7 boxes every 3 months
    ( Delivered by royal Mail and nor a progress launch) :)
     
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    They should just label the home diaper deliveries "SPACE GEAR" to give old guys/gals a self-esteem boost.
     
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    use the diapers hillary clinton wears :)
     
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    Have Rory Swan(StarCraft character) fill NASA on specs of repair bots.
     
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    NASA is a step closer to finding a solution after selecting the top three designs from its $30,000 Space Poop Challenge

    First place was granted to Thatcher Cardon for the MACES Perineal Access & Toileting System (M-PATS).

    This was followed by Team Space Poop Unification of Doctors (SPUDs) for the Air-powered Spacesuit Waste Disposal System, and Hugo Shelley for the SWIMSuit - Zero Gravity Underwear for 6 Day Use.

    Cardon’s winning design uses an airlock at the crotch of the suit, and inflatable bedpans and diapers that can be passed through the opening and expanded, according to NPR.


    The top award recipients are as follows:



    first place
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    It's built around a small air lock located on the crotch, which Cardon calls the "perineal access port" or PAP. (The perineum is tissue located between the anus and genitals.)

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    http://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-s-found-a-winner-for-a-competition-on-how-to-dispose-of-space-poop

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    second place
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    turd place
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    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/winners-of-space-poop-challenge-receive-30000
     
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    Klingons how do they get wiped ..............away :)
     
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    I am not getting the whole shit, why do they have to wear absorbent pants?
     
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    Zero Gravity >>> things Float around >>> you want your face to encounter a Smelly Wet Brown nebula of ...............you get the picture now ???
     
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    I came to this thread looking for a poop joke and I'm happy to report I was not disappointed. :roll:
     
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    IDK lol!:D
    That toilet is in the International Space Station, I have seen it on TV.
     
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    The NASA should build a few Public Toilets in the Moon/Space :laugh:
     
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    call me sad, , i was really pleased with myself when i found that gif...................:D
     
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    Still looks like a two person Jobbie guess you have to trust your fellow Brownanaut :)
     
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    nooooooooo, it doesnt work like that, you dont vacuum it off each other..!!!!!!!!
     
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