The Lunar Loo Challenge asked participants to design a toilet for astronauts that can operate on the moon, ahead of its next lunar mission in 2024.
“Although space toilets already exist and are in use (at the International Space Station, for example), they are designed for microgravity only,” the organisation said on its website.
“Nasa’s Human Landing System Program is looking for a next-generation device that is smaller, more efficient, and capable of working in both microgravity and lunar gravity.”
I’m glad his perseverance and continuous learning enabled him to stand out on an international platform Chong
Chong Soo Sheong, 43, of I-Discovery World science center Kuala Lumpur, said Zyson’s achievement did not happen overnight.
“He has toiled on his design endlessly for months. There was a lot of learning process involved,” said Chong, who has been coaching Zyson.
“But I’m glad his perseverance and continuous learning enabled him to stand out on an international platform.”
According to South China Morning Post