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Old 09-25-2020, 06:38 PM   #1
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The $23 million toilet.

We can make it smaller than it was before. Smaller. Stronger. Greener.

https://www.space.com/nasa-space-toi...ady-for-launch

Designed by NASA, your taxpayer dollars at work.

In space, no one can hear you fart.

In answer to the number one question asked of astronauts by every first grader or adult they meet.

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Old 09-25-2020, 07:02 PM   #2
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In zero gravity the potential for any "pyramid of poo" should be infinitesimally small. I wonder what would happen here on Planet Earth with that thing....
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Old 09-25-2020, 07:40 PM   #3
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$0 spent on aesthetics. No porcelain here, nor elegant curves of pastels or off-whites.

No, this is a commode built by nerdy government engineers and scientists. Metal boxes. Stainless steel tubing. Aircraft wire. Sharp edges. Lots of buttons and switches bolted firmly in place. It’s amazing how cheap $23 million can look.

Obviously, they were inspired by the design of public trash cans and old canister vacuum cleaners.

I wonder what the toilet on Elon’s spaceship looks like? The one on the space shuttle looked vaguely like an airliner toilet, and the one currently on the international space station looks rather like a garbage disposal. All reports indicate that space toilets are smelly, prone to malfunction, and none of the astronauts like using them, but they beat the alternative.

At least one of them incorporated a closed circuit television to help the astronauts in, er, ummm… Docking.
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I wonder what the toilet on Elon’s spaceship looks like?
One can only guess--but be assured it will have the most beautiful HD touchscreen the world universe has ever seen. And flush-mounted door knobs that pop out when you get near...yes, most definitely.
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Not as fancy and a whole lot cheaper, but an incinerator toilet I had for my cabin looks somewhat space worthy:

https://incinolet.com/
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Not a $23 million dollar setup, but a simple setup with a million dollar view. Last week while rafting through the Grand Canyon.
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I'm ok with that toilet. If they sent me into space I'd want to be dang sure I had a toilet that worked.
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Where’s the TP holder? Or is it a bidet? I hope the robotic arm isn’t in play for that part.
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