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Toast with the fresh water

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Crew living on the International Space Station can drink its own, home made water. At last. The NASA’s Mission Control radioed the news to the crew Wednesday, following a report from the Water Recovery System team that station program managers approved. With the OK for he WRC, the ISS finally will be able to sustain crew of six person, twice as big as it could till now.

Expedition 19 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineers Mike Barratt and Koichi Wakata celebrated the decision with a toast in the Destiny laboratory.

“This has been the stuff of science fiction. Everybody’s talked about recycling water in a closed loop system, but nobody’s ever done it before. Here we are today with the first round of recycled water,” said Barratt. “We’re really happy for this day and for the team that put this together. This is the kind of technology that will get us to
the moon and further.”

More about ISS mission here.

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Written by Malgosia Minta

May 21, 2009 at 9:15 am

Posted in Nauka

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