The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched the Lunar Loo Challenge to call on the global community to design compact toilets that can operate in both microgravity and lunar gravity.
The new design may be adapted for use in the Artemis lunar landers as NASA prepares to return to the moon by 2024.
“Although space toilets already exist and are in use (at the International Space Station, for example), they are designed for microgravity only. NASA is looking for a next-generation device that is smaller, more efficient, and capable of working in both microgravity and lunar gravity,” according to NASA.
NASA’s Lunar Loo challenge has a total prize purse of $35,000 that will be shared among the teams submitting the top three designs in the Technical category.
NASA is also encouraging the next generation of space explorers, engineers, and scientists, to also design new concepts through the Junior Category. For all the details, visit https://www.herox.com/LunarLoo. AAC
Being in quarantine, people have been waking up a bit later than usual. After breakfast, they keep themselves occupied until the day ends. Some work from home while others watch a movie or indulge in their favorite hobby.
While countries face the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Mother Nature gets a bit of rest.
In the Philippines, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) reported an improvement in the air quality in Metro Manila.
Because of the enhanced community quarantine, which temporarily closed several restaurants, hotels, and factories, there is less air pollution.
The same improvement has also been observed in different parts of the globe.
As the world celebrates Earth Day, people from various countries continue to do their part in saving the planet.
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