I just thought this was funny (and sad). It kinda puts a $600 toilet seat the Pentagon got some flak for buying into perspective
"n space, a loo costs a lot. NASA has agreed to pay $19 million for a Russian-built toilet system for the international space station. The figure may sound astronomical for a toilet in space, but NASA officials said it was cheaper than building their own.
"It's akin to building a municipal treatment center on Earth," NASA spokeswoman Lynnette Madison said Thursday, explaining the cost of the new toilet system."