NASA Astronauts To Bond in Space by Tasting Each Others Urine; They Are Loving It!

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Friday, November 14, 2008

Who wants to be an astronaut again? NASA devices an unique way to help astronauts bond with each other (and to preserve water I presume) by drinking communal piss, ewww. Why didn’t estranged couples think of this earlier? The best or the worst part is that NASA engineers are loving it, so much so that NASA’s Bob Bagdigian has kept few bottles in his freeze.

As NASA prepares to double the number of astronauts living aboard the International Space Station, nothing may do more for crew bonding than a machine being launched aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on Friday. It’s a water-recycling device that will process the crew’s urine for communal consumption.

“We did blind taste tests of the water,” said NASA’s Bob Bagdigian, the system’s lead engineer. “Nobody had any strong objections. Other than a faint taste of iodine, it is just as refreshing as any other kind of water.”

“I’ve got some in my fridge,” he added. “It tastes fine to me.”

via Reuters

If you are dating him, beware. The special drink he made for you, make sure it doesn’t have the “faint taste of iodine”.

I cannot imagine explaining NASA astronaut as a career prospect to a child, “great food, great perks, travel in space, oh and you get the golden opportunity to taste your colleagues erm..”.

NASA realized 6 people on board needs two bathrooms for convenience (more drinking water too). I wonder if it is just the urine they will be filtering.

But at least they aren’t throwing their shit at us (look ma, there’s a shooting star) like Canadians.

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