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Astronauts Drink Urine, Love Every Drop

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Well if those aren't the happy faces of three urine-guzzling fools, I don't know what are.

At the international space station, it was one small sip for man and a giant gulp of recycled urine for mankind.


Astronauts aboard the space station celebrated a space first on Wednesday by drinking water that had been recycled from their urine, sweat and water that condenses from exhaled air. They said "cheers," clicked drinking bags and toasted NASA workers on the ground who were sipping their own version of recycled drinking water.

"The taste is great," American astronaut Michael Barratt said. Then as Russian Gennady Padalka tried to catch little bubbles of the clear water floating in front of him, Barratt called the taste "worth chasing."

"The taste is great". "Worth chasing." Yeah, maybe worth chasing with a glass of battery acid. Just kidding, I'm sure urine is delicious. Like mine, but with less alcohol and cherry pits. *pew pew*

Cheers! Crew drinks up recycled urine in space [msnbc]

Thanks to Jon, who just ordered a case of the stuff because he loves outerspace.

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