Final Space Mission to Recycle Piss Into Water

NASA’s final space shuttle mission, which launched today, will carry out a most unusual recycling experiment: Can you recycle urine into drinkable water with no power source in space?

For several years, astronauts at the International Space Station have been drinking from a machine that converts urine into water, but the machine consumes too much of the lab’s limited energy supply.

Astronauts aboard the Atlantis plan to test a recycling kit that doesn’t require a power source, but instead relies on the process of forward osmosis.

by The Punjapit Alliance

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