NASA, Partners Solicit Creative Waste-Management Solutions

Tony Soprano and his family know a few things about waste management and disposing of unwanted....uh, how can we say this delicate like?...stuff. Maybe they will enter NASA's latest challenge. (Credit: HBO)

WASHINGTON, DC (NASA PR) — NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the State Department and Nike today announced a challenge to identify 10 game-changing innovations that could transform waste-management systems and practices. Waste management is important for planning long-duration human spaceflight missions to an asteroid, Mars or beyond.