CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s first new space potty in decades is getting a not-so-dry run at the International Space Station before flying to the moon.
The $23 million titanium toilet is packed inside a cargo ship that was supposed to blast off late Thursday from Virginia. But the launch was aborted with just two minutes remaining in the countdown.READ MORE: Small Business Saturday Offers North Texans Another Day Of Deals And Steals
What makes this new toilet so special is its compact size — it’s barely 100 pounds.READ MORE: Pavelski Reaches 400 Career Goals As Stars Beat Avalanche 3-1
It’s also better suited for women.MORE NEWS: TCU Falls 48-14 To Iowa State
Space station astronauts will try out the new toilet for a few months before it’s open for regular business.