The crew members of Atlantis are being hailed as heroes for manning the last-ever space shuttle mission. But they’d probably prefer that people don’t discuss the purpose of the mission: They were testing a self-contained water-filtration system called the Forward Osmosis Bag, or FOB, to see how it worked in zero gravity. The FOB is designed to help future astronauts on long missions to other planets to recycle their urine into a drinkable liquid, similar to Gatorade.
- The people most upset by this news? Winning football coaches!
- Makes you wonder what “ingredients” they used to make the old “Space Food Sticks” they sold in the ‘70’s.
-One of astronauts said, ” That’s one small step for man… one giant leak for mankind!”