NASA new space toilet cost, uses and launch date
- The new Titanium used space toilet has been developed by NASA for $ 23 million.
- The cargo spacecraft is named as S.S. Kalpana Chawla, In honoring India’s first female astronaut Kalpana Chawla.
The US space agency NASA has sent a zero-gravity new space toilet to the International Space Station.
The toilet which is currently being sent for experimental purposes only, could be used by NASA in a future manned mission to the moon.
NASA new space toilet cost and uses
When the equipment needed for the International Space Station was sent from Earth, the $ 23 million (approximately Rs. 169 crore in Indian rupees) toilet was also sent.
Unlike previous toilet models, NASA says the toilet is designed to be simpler for female astronauts.
The toilet is designed to absorb waste from the human body in the absence of gravity.
Considering the privacy of the astronauts, this toilet will be enclosed like a public toilet on Earth.
NASA new space toilet launch
The spacecraft carrying the equipment needed for the International Space Station was scheduled to take off by a rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia on Thursday.
3.. 2.. 1.. liftoff. 🚀@NorthropGrumman‘s Antares rocket & Cygnus spacecraft launch from @NASA_Wallops. This Cygnus, named the S.S. Kalpana Chawla, will deliver ~8,000 pounds of @ISS_Research and supplies to @Space_Station. pic.twitter.com/W1WIOd5KIA
— NASA (@NASA) October 3, 2020
However, due to a technical glitch, the project was canceled three minutes before it was due to take off.
The cargo spacecraft is named as S.S. Kalpana Chawla, In honoring India’s first female astronaut Kalpana Chawla.
The technical glitches were completely fixed and the rocket took off on Friday evening local time.
NASA says the spacecraft will reach the International Space Station on Monday, October 5th.