Space Urine is Good

This will be a fun anecdote to tell the grandkids.

HOUSTON (AP) — After several days without luck, astronauts finally ran a successful test on equipment that turns urine into drinking water — a necessity for supporting the international space station’s crew, which will soon double.

“Not to spoil anything, but I think up here the appropriate words are ‘Yippee!'” space station commander Mike Fincke told Mission Control early Tuesday morning, shortly before bedtime.

“There will be dancing later,” Mission Control replied.

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I had to say, I can’t think of a more profound bonding experience with a group of people that dancing around in free fall and drinking each other’s reprocessed piss.

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