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From Here To Eternity: The Space Waste Challenge
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There are answers in each of us to all of life problems, even the seemingly insignificant ones. We simply have to dare to believe...and try.
Your Story
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Fromheretoeternity.docx
What is your innovation?
The Space Poop challenge had some very stringent guidelines. I approached these with an open mind, and decided on a product that utilized a variety of materials to hold the waste and inhibit the infection, that appeared to be a concern. Cotton, foam, neoprene, inflatable rubber, and tubing were the articles I utilized. I then added readily available things to prevent infections and control diaper rash. These are not necessary for the product to function, but it is good information to have.
Fill in the following one-sentence “mad lib”: A inspired my innovation of B; B is important because of C and has made D impact.
An innate desire to invent things inspired my innovation of the space waste receptacle. The waste receptacle is important because it makes space travel more comfortable and impacted extended travel.
What was the motivation behind your innovation?
The challenge was my motivation, because never in a thousand years would that innovation just pop in my head. It was nowhere on my radar...at all. But it was fun, and the desire to help and make life more comfortable has always held a big place in my heart. I love the process of finding answers to troublesome problems so that motivated me more than anything.
How does your story bring the "Wow Factor"?
I think because it gives everyone the right to dream. In each of us is the divine spark of creativity. We all have the ability to answer the questions presented by nature, the universe, and the human condition. True there are some questions only those with advanced degrees can offer, but even in those places, the right conversation with a curious mind can lead them in a path they never thought to consider. Therefore my wow factor is to give everyone the right to dream and make an impact in society.
Anything else you want to share?
This was so wonderful. Its been a few years since I thought on things that were not in my area of expertise and impact, so it made me stretch my mind....which was a desire deep in my heart.
The Incentive Challenge
Name of the incentive challenge related to your story.
The HeroX space poop challenge.
Fill in the following one-sentence “mad lib”: The A challenge sought submissions to B. I accomplished this goal through C.
The HeroX challenge sought submissions to the spacepoop challenge writing competition. I accomplished this goal through writing down the thoughts that brought me to complete the initial challenge.
If you convinced someone at a cocktail party they should enter an incentive challenge, what would you say?
"You get nothing by maintaining the status quo. You never reach your dreams by standing still. You can only go as far as your heart dares you to dream, and you answer that call. That is destiny. That is the doorway to your future. That is what will separate those who are happy in their tomorrows, from those who are stuck in their yesterdays...faith and the courage to change.

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