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NASA sends 19 million euros bathroom into space

NASA is going to send a zero-gravity bathroom to the International Space Station (ISS) for testing before using it on a future mission to the moon. The titanium equipment is better suited for women and cost US$23m (€19m). It is set to launch on a cargo ship.

NASA claims that the bathroom “vacuum system” was designed for the comfort of astronauts, unlike previous models.

According to the BBC, a rocket carrying the cargo ship should have taken off from Wallops Island, Virginia, on Thursday, but the mission was aborted less than three minutes before launch due to technical difficulties.

Another launch attempt is scheduled for this Friday night, if engineers can fix the problems that caused the delay the day before.

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