9 year-old Malaysian boy wins Nasa moon toilet invention competition

It doesn’t require electric power to operate, it just needs kinetic mechanical power
9 year-old Malaysian boy wins Nasa moon toilet invention competition 97

Zyson Kang Zy Shun’s Spacesuit Lunar Toilet design has been awarded a prize in the Junior category, which saw some 900 entries by children worldwide.

Kang tied for first place with another inventor, Joel John Arun, from the United Kingdom in the Under 11 category.

9 year-old Malaysian boy wins Nasa moon toilet invention competition 98

The NASA’s Lunar Loo Challenge asked participants to design a toilet for astronauts that can operate on the moon, to be used in its next lunar mission in 2024.

Kang explained in the video that his invention is an upgraded version of the spacesuits used by astronauts on the Apollo moon mission in 1969. The invention doesn’t require electric power to operate, it just needs kinetic mechanical power

‘It works by applying a manual mechanical kinetic concept to produce a vacuum suction power to crystalise the urine and faecal matter for safe disposal,’

Kang

The 9 year-old boy is a die-hard fan of the Jurassic Park and is particularly interested in paleogenetics, which is the idea that extinct species can be brought back to life.

Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.