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May 23, 2009

A toast to engineering

Drink up: Space station recycling urine to water

HOUSTON (AP) - 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.

Posted by joke du jour at May 23, 2009 09:05 AM

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