The International Space Station is the largest human-made satellite orbiting the Earth. Sponsored by the United States, Canada, Japan, Russia and the European Space Agency, the ISS is set to be finally complete in 2011, having undergone nearly-constant construction for over a decade. Currently there is a three-person team aboard the ISS, but a six-person team is set to arrive on the ISS in May 2009. If funding from its major donors, NASA, CSA, JAXA, RSA and ESA continues, it is expected that the ISS will serve as a stepping stone for future space exploration of the moon, Mars, and the rest of the solar system.
Yesterday, astronauts aboard the ISS took, what The Associated Press called: “one small sip for man and a giant gulp of recycled urine for mankind.”
Yep, scientists have now perfected recycling drinking water from human urine. Until now, Russian scientists get their…More →