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NASA recycles urine ?

On the ISS,s 98% of astronauts’ urine into drinkable water.

 

The Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) of the International Space Station now recycles 98% of all the water astronauts bring with them, according to a technological milestone announced by NASA. Advanced dehumidifiers collect moisture from the crew’s breaths and perspiration, and the urine processor assembly uses vacuum distillation to recover water from the astronauts’ urine.

The distillation procedure, according to NASA, results in water and a urine brine that still contains recoverable H20. The water recovery rate can now be increased from 93 to 98 percent thanks to a new technology that can remove the residual water in the brine. It shouldn’t make you sick, according to Jill Williamson, manager of NASA’s ECLSS water subsystems. The crew is not drinking pee; instead, they are consuming recovered, filtered, and purified water.

What is ISS?

The International Space Station is a large spacecraft in orbit around Earth. It serves as a home where crews of astronauts and cosmonauts live. The space station is also a unique science laboratory. Several nations worked together to build and use the space station. The space station is made of parts that were assembled in space by astronauts. It orbits Earth at an average altitude of approximately 250 miles. It travels at 17,500 mph. This means it orbits Earth every 90 minutes. NASA is using the space station to learn more about living and working in space. These lessons will make it possible to send humans farther into space than ever before.

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