C’mon NASA, you don’t think you could have come up with a space toilet for, say, $18,000,000?
The space station toilet physically resembles those used on Earth, except it has leg restraints and thigh bars to keep astronauts and cosmonauts from floating away. Fans suck waste into the commode. Crew members also have individual urine funnels which are attached to hoses, and the urine is deposited into a wastewater tank.
Hmmm – I guess that urine funnel innovation was just beyond the limits of our American ingenuity.
Thank god for big taxes!