This past Wednesday, NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) Crew clinked their drinking bags together and enjoyed their urine-turned-water. The cheers and celebrations were to mark the initiation of a closed-loop water recycling system aboard the ISS.
Implications - Scientists are creating breakthrough methods of recycling wastewater into potable water, but the public hasn't yet had the stomach to adopt these strategies. In this example, NASA created a publicity stunt that depicts astronauts drinking the product of the ISS' water-recycling system. By showing some of the world's most intelligent minds enjoying this unusual beverage, NASA hopes to make them palatable to a global audience.