NASA will pay $ 30,000 to solve the toilet problem
NASA will pay $ 30,000 to solve the toilet problem

NASA will pay $ 30,000 to solve the toilet problem

NASA will pay $ 30,000 to solve the toilet problem Preparations for the upcoming long space expeditions reveal new difficulties that pioneers will face. One of the problems can be a banal \Today, when flying to the ISS and back, astronauts use diapers for adults, but this is a temporary solution and the time of their use is not long. Long-term wearing of this forced part of the wardrobe is not provided, since the released products of vital activity with prolonged contact with the skin cause, at least, irritation, or even can become a source of infectious disease. The Modified Advanced Crew Escape Suit, the autonomous life support system of the new generation of NASA spacesuits, is designed for 144 hours of wear (6 days), which means that the waste management system should be something more perfect and practical. За решение «туалетной» проблемы NASA заплатит $30 000 (видео) Agency management decided to announce a nationwide HeroX contest to address such a delicate but vital issue. The winners will be three inventors, whose design ideas will be most acceptable for use in spacesuits for long trips. It is important that the invented system for processing natural human waste does not take up too much space, since the modern suit is very tight, but at the same time, development should be designed for 1 liter of urine and 75 g (and 75 ml by volume) of feces per day. For women, a method for collecting and processing menstrual flow up to 80 ml / day should also be provided. Developers should understand that astronauts will have to use the spacesuit in zero gravity and, possibly, in a vacuum, and therefore it is important that it always remains airtight, and under no circumstances should the system crash and leak inside. The contest will last until December 20, 2016 of the year. 8caa42f5a9df53968033bf99609e44f6

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