$23 Million Dollar Toilet Heading Into Space


NASA is gearing up to send a $23 million-dollar toilet into space.

NASA is gearing up to send a $23 million-dollar toilet into space.

WALLOPS ISLAND, VA -- NASA is gearing up to send a $23 million-dollar toilet into space.

It is set to launch almost eight thousand pounds worth of supplies from its Virginia flight facility on Tuesday. That includes the toilet which is about 65 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than the one currently on the international space station.

The updated waste management system is said to also better accommodate women in the zero-gravity environment.

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