Astronaut urine has been recycled into drinking water, NASA says 98 percent.

NASA astronaut Kayla Barron replaces a filter in the Brine Processor Assembly space station.

The idea of ​​drinking water recycled from urine may rightfully make some squeamish, no matter how insistent the experts are that it’s perfectly safe to consume. But for astronauts preparing for long journeys to the lunar surface or even the remotest parts of space, such an option could prove vital to ensuring their basic needs … Read more

The day after: NASA is recycling 98 percent of astronauts’ pee on the ISS into drinking water | Engadget

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NASA has hit a technological milestone, announcing that the International Space Station’s Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) is now recycling 98 percent of all the water astronauts bring on board. Advanced dehumidifiers capture moisture from the station crew’s breaths and sweats, while the urine processor assembly recovers water from astronaut urine through vacuum … Read more