Gallery: NASA’s Pee Recycling Bag Turns Urine Into a Sports Drink


News from the septic tank appears to be all the rage as of late, and it seems as though NASA is also on board. Their innovative design recycles human urine into a “sugary drink“, which accompanied astronauts of the Atlantis space crew in 2011. Their “forward osmosis” technology has the potential to save NASA a ton of money and fuel because of the system’s lightweight design, but we think their invention could serve a multiplicity of uses well beyond the rocket ship.

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