- Before NASA can fly astronauts to the moon, it must design a toilet for the crew.
- The agency’s “Lunar Loo” contest offered $20,000 for a space toilet design that would work both in microgravity and on the lunar surface.
- The space agency announced the contest winner this week, as well as the designs that took second and third place.
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The last time astronauts landed on the moon, in December 1972, they wore glorified diapers.
NASA never designed a proper toilet for the Apollo missions. Instead, the astronauts — all of whom were men — peed into roll-on cuffs, pooped in bags, and used space diapers when they ventured