We usually see people talking about how important it is for us to exercise in order to stay fit. But, more than exercise, it is important to toxic elements present inside our body. If we continue our exercise, have a proper diet, wake up early in the morning but don’t go to the loo then all this routine will have no effect on our body.
Now imagine that if we get locked in a room and imagine, there is no washroom. If we need to go to the toilet and we find there is no washroom what will be our mental state. Thinking about this situation only gives us a strange feeling. But astronauts have to go through this ordeal. But a nine-year-old Malaysian boy’s, Zyson Kang Zy Sun invented a hands-free loo experience.
Yes, a nine-year-old boy. When we were at this age, we would ask mom to come with us whenever we would go to the washroom at an unknown place. But Zyson Kang Zy Sun invented a “spacesuit Lunar Toilet.” This suit can get attached to an astronaut’s spacesuit. Science excites me, especially “astronomy”, imagine a 9-year-old boy saying it.
Zyson Kang Zy Sun
Zyson Kang Zy Sun Winning Lunar Loo Challenge
Zyson Kang Zy Sun received advice from a 43-year-old Chong Soo Sheong. Chong coaches Kang at the I Discovery World science centre in Shah Alam.
Kang got the limelight for his discovery when he got an invitation from NASA. There he won the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Lunar Loo Challenge 2020 in the junior category on 29 October. Kang defeated over 897 participants from 85 countries in the competition. The factor making a difference was the simplicity of his model, which astonished the NASA Team.
Working of Spacesuit Lunar Toilet
The Spacesuit Lunar Toilet works around microgravity in space. The reason is, it creates a vacuum to suck up liquids. Astronauts just have to shift their legs and pressurize the syringe attached to their boots. This will create a suction force to siphon out the human waste from the discharge points to a container. The impressive feature of this toilet is that it doesn’t require any batteries or electricity supply.
Spacesuit Lunar Toilet designed by Zyson Kang
Uses of Suit
This suit can get used not only by astronauts but can also get used by the pandemic warriors who work day and night. Sometimes doctors and nurses need to go to the loo, they have to remove the whole PPE kit which can be hectic. This suit can help them go to the washroom without removing their PPE kit.
We should surely thank Zyson Kang Zy Sun for his life-saving invention. And next time, don’t underestimate young kids and their minds!
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