Monday, November 24, 2008

Does this water taste funny to you?

Water from urine recycling machine broken in space station. $250 million dollar system? I think the Boy Scouts of America can do it for much less.

2 comments:

microbiologist xx said...

Do you think the amount of urine storage space is dependent on urine recycling? This is what I think every time I see a story about this. This thought inevitably leads to a mental picture of yellow liquid floating around in the cabin. blech.

Thomas Joseph said...

I imagine they have excess storage space, they'd have to especially with fluctuations in crew size. This article by NASA, talks about water recycling on the space station. Essentially nothing is wasted, which makes sense.

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/ast02nov_1.htm