Holy Crap! $19,000,000 for a space toilet?

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!

Source: China News

2 thoughts on “Holy Crap! $19,000,000 for a space toilet?

  1. and yet we only spend on the average between 6000.00 -7200.00 dollars per student a year, and that is to feed them, provide books, and materials, pay for teachers, school personal, administration, field study trips…etc. wow, we wonder why our teachers are burning out…i should design the next toilet…Some things just are not right.

  2. Indeed spending is totally out of whack with reason, but unfortunately this won’t change anytime soon because we allocated stuff politically and emotionally rather than *rationally*. Dang primate thinking patterns! Served us well for the first few hundred thousand years but it does not work well for us anymore.

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