From The Resurgent: The Space Poop Challenge: NASA Crowdfunds a Solution to One of the Grossest Problems in the Final Frontier

Last night I was able to show my 11-year-old niece the International Space Station as it flew over Georgia. As a lifelong space nut whose love for manned spaceflight stemmed from my grandfather’s friendship with Apollo 15 astronaut James Irwin, it was fun to share the experience with a new generation.

One thing that didn’t occur to me as we watched the ISS fly over was that they could be struggling with handling their poop. It’s a conundrum as long as the history of long-duration spaceflight itself.

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