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: For Sale: Dallas Mansion With No Bedrooms For Nearly $1 Million
What makes this new toilet so special is its compact size — it’s barely 100 pounds.READ MORE: Dallas Officer On Administrative Leave During Investigation Into Possible Excessive Use Of Force
It’s also better suited for women.MORE NEWS: Kaufman County Sheriff's Office Reviewing Video Of Controversial Arrest Of 2 Women
Space station astronauts will try out the new toilet for a few months before it’s open for regular business.