Somebody won NASA's spacesuit toilet contest
When Air Force flight surgeon and family physician Dr. Thatcher Cardon saw the NASA Poop Challenge come up in his Facebook feed, he wondered if he could make what NASA was looking for.
"I like to tinker with stuff. I spent a few minutes thinking about it. I thought I think I can do this." The idea came together pretty quickly for him one night after he lay down, closed his eyes and focused on the problem.
A couple of months later and ta-da! Dr. Cardon won the grand prize of $15,000.
This system he devised is a proof of concept. Dr. Cardon hasn't actually tested it yet.