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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Space station tries recycled water taste test ...

The three-man crew of the International Space Station explored a strange new world Wednesday, boldly going where no other astronauts have gone before: toasting each other with sips of recycled sweat and urine in a major milestone for the lab complex.

Mounted in the Destiny laboratory, the water recycling system converts urine and condensate into pure water for drinking, personal hygiene, and oxygen generation. Given the cost of lifting water to orbit, officials say it will only take a few years for the new system to pay for itself.

See - Bottoms up: Space station crew samples recycled urine.

Remember, they are not drinking recycled hospital and industrial waste, nor recycled solid waste ...


Blogger Concerned Ratepayer said...

"Expedition 19 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineers Mike Barratt and Koichi Wakata celebrated the decision with a toast in the Destiny laboratory," NASA reported.

"Everybody's talked about recycling water in a closed loop system, but nobody's ever done it before. Here we are today with the first round of recycled water," Barratt said. "We're really happy for this day and for the team that put this together. This is the kind of technology that will get us to the moon and further."

But Anna says it's done everywhere ...

10:41 AM, May 21, 2009


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