NASA to send 170 crore toilet to International Space Station

NASA is launching a $23-million (around 170-crore) advanced toilet system called Universal Waste Management System (UWMS) to the International Space Station (ISS) next week. The UWMS will feed pre-treated urine into a regenerative system, which recycles water for further use. It is 65% smaller and 40% lighter than the toilet currently in use on ISS and can support larger crews.