We previously brought you the ECLSS innovation of how astronauts are able to recycle their fluids into water.
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.
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NASA's ISS Crew Toasts to Wastewater Recycling System (UPDATE)
- By: Tisah TucknottMay 24, 2009 Updated: Mar 29 2011