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NASA Wants You To Build a Toilet For the Moon

The United States is preparing to send people back to the moon by 2024, but astronauts need a better way to potty in space, and NASA thinks you can help. Partnering with HeroX — the social network for innovation and crowdsourced solutions — NASA has come up with the “Lunar Loo” competition. All you have to do is submit your concept for a low mass toilet that can be used both in space and on the moon. If your concept is selected, you could be handsomely rewarded with $20,000 for first place, $10,000 for second place, or $5,000 for third place. Have an idea for a new space toilet? Check out all the rules — including the required dimensions and weight — and submit your design here.