SpaceX announces competition to design space toilets

Elon Musk appears to have taken another step towards flushing the dust bowl down the toilet. Those weary of warding off the nightmares of back seat wankers, and the vain hope of political leaders…

SpaceX announces competition to design space toilets

Elon Musk appears to have taken another step towards flushing the dust bowl down the toilet.

Those weary of warding off the nightmares of back seat wankers, and the vain hope of political leaders to go to the toilet, can rest easy. SpaceX has announced its latest challenge.

The company, founded by Musk and best known for its reusable rocket booster and the largest satellite launcher in the world, is inviting developers to create a toilet with the ability to stand up when hit with a gravitational shove.

SpaceX has invented a new kit that helps protect humans from developing “space poop”.

The kit, designed by Tesla, SpaceX’s parent company, serves as a launch vehicle and stabilises the toilet when it is hit by an invigorating pull or a particle of space dust. The kit is said to be 100% recyclable and do not increase weight while on-orbit, with each component used for a “single, nominal mission”.

SpaceX has published instructions on how to apply for the competition on its website. It will need to be “obvious” and extremely easy to use, the company has said.

Any applicant “must have a chuckle and have a few friends chuckling” at the email when they receive the challenge. Musk is even asking customers of his firm’s latest space launch on Monday to test drive the toilet.

All entries must be received by 1 December, and the winners will be announced on 17 December.

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