Here is your opportunity to help NASA solve its “space poo” problem and win 30,000 dollars.

NASA is calling on all budding scientist to come up with ideas for a poo-removal system that will handle everything for up to SIX days during space walks.  When the astronauts are on the International Space Station (ISS) going about their daily tasks from science experiments to housework, they use the special loo and many have actually shown us how it works.  The problem of needing a wee during take-off and landing and every time they go out into space for a short while to carry out maintenance on the International Space Station is taken care of by using nappies for up to 10 hours.  But now NASA wants to start sending astronauts out to space on longer walks but what to do with the poo problem?  So get your thinking cap on and take part in the “Space Poop Challenge” you will find details by following this link