The Week contest: Space flush
Last week's question: NASA has announced that it will pay a $30,000 award to anyone who can devise a hygienic way for astronauts to poop and pee inside their space suits, without having to wear an uncomfortable diaper. Please come up with the name of a new zero-gravity elimination system for space travel.
THE WINNER: "Emission Control"Phyllis Klein, New York City
SECOND PLACE: "Zero G Whizz"Bill Ziegler, West Chicago, Ill.
THIRD PLACE: "Apollo #1 and #2"Jody Zellman, New York City
"The Beam-Me-Up Potty"Tasca Shadix, Austin, Texas
"WasteX"Ken Liebman, Williston, Vt.
"Sput Knickers"Jonathan Clayton, Peachtree City, Ga.
"Orbutt"Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.
"Lunar Commode Module"Ivan Kershner, Salem, S.C.
"Cos-mode-naut"Ken Kellam III, Dallas
"The Potty Rocket"Gerri Whaley, Los Angeles
"Payload Ejection System"Andrew Tuite, Chicago
"Flush Gordon"Rick Morrow, Venice, Fla.