Apollo rehydratable food packaging. Via lsda.jsc.nasa.gov
The Apollo 11 flight is remembered as a giant leap for mankind, a moment when the world came together to watch Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong hop, skip, and jump across the lunar surface. But the glamour and excitement of the moon landing overshadowed the more menial aspects of the [...]
Astronauts aboard the international space station activated the new water recycling system that generates drinking water from "urine, sweat and water that condenses from exhaled air." Said astronaut Michael Barratt, "The taste is great."
Of course the AP had to go there: "At the international space station, it was one small sip for man and a [...]
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The International Space Station's "kitchen"
We always thought that astronaut food was dehydrated ice cream and things like boil-in-bag beef stroganoff, but NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus, during her four month stay aboard the International Space Station, has taken what's been called "orbital cooking" to a whole new level.
NASA posted parts of her journal that detail her [...]
Preparing for the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2010, NASA is hurrying to make the International Space Station all sustainable, installing a "new regenerative environmental control and life support system will give the station the ability to recycle urine and the condensation that the crew breathes into the air into pure water that can [...]