Would this make you less likely to want to join a space exploration crew on the International Space Station? On its next mission, space shuttle Endeavor will be delivering equipment that NASA has developed that will recycle astronauts' eliminations -- more specifically urine -- into drinking water. With crews of the space station growing from three to six people in the near future, the technology is needed to keep up with the water demands for a larger crew. You can get all the details here from USA Today.

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LEE's picture
LEE says:

whoa. what?!. that seems kind of nasty. it reminds me of the book ender's game i think it was when they had to reuse their water over and over again. but it's a little different though. still whoa!

posted on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 9:24am
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Tangent alert:

"Ender's Game," by Orson Scott Card, is a brilliant book. There are two kinds of people in the world: those that have read it, and those that haven't. (You want to be in the first group. Definitely.)

posted on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 9:56am

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