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NASA halts test of space station urine recycler
Reuters ^ | March 22, 2009 | Irene Klotz

Posted on 03/23/2009 1:07:45 PM PDT by South Hawthorne

HOUSTON, March 22 (Reuters) - NASA called off tests of the International Space Station's urine recycler on Sunday after problems developed and revamped plans for Monday's spacewalk to fix an improperly installed cargo platform attachment.

Monday's spacewalk is the last of three planned during shuttle Discovery's mission at the space station, which is nearly completed after more than a decade of construction.

The primary goal of Discovery's flight was to deliver and install the station's last set of solar panel wings, which was accomplished on Thursday. The shuttle blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center on March 15 for a 13-day mission.

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: nasa; pee; recycling; spacewalk; urine
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Happy to report my own recycling device... er, plan, is going along great.
1 posted on 03/23/2009 1:07:46 PM PDT by South Hawthorne
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Ping to your urine list.


2 posted on 03/23/2009 1:08:58 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Worked for Kevin Costner in “Waterworld”!


3 posted on 03/23/2009 1:09:07 PM PDT by albie
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To: Owl_Eagle

They’ll send up Tim Geithner, his plan will work so much better.


4 posted on 03/23/2009 1:09:41 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: Owl_Eagle

The White House press gang is pretty good at recycling urine, give them a shot.


5 posted on 03/23/2009 1:09:54 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Obama Fatigue sufferer)
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To: Owl_Eagle

“Pi$$ off” they said?


6 posted on 03/23/2009 1:11:56 PM PDT by GulfBreeze
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To: Owl_Eagle

Pity the astronaut who first detected the thing wasn’t working properly.....


7 posted on 03/23/2009 1:12:01 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: albie

And for the Fremen in Dune.


8 posted on 03/23/2009 1:14:16 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Owl_Eagle; martin_fierro; Tijeras_Slim; dighton
NASA called off tests of the International Space Station's urine recycler on Sunday after problems developed

Guess what?

Urine trouble!

9 posted on 03/23/2009 1:14:45 PM PDT by Constitution Day ('Cause this is nothing like we'd ever dreamt / Tell Sir Thomas More we've got another failed attempt)
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To: Owl_Eagle
The test is continuing:


10 posted on 03/23/2009 1:14:46 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: Owl_Eagle

11 posted on 03/23/2009 1:15:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Owl_Eagle; Jersey Republican Biker Chick
Ping to your urine list.

JRBC has a urine list?

12 posted on 03/23/2009 1:17:11 PM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Just add... urine?

13 posted on 03/23/2009 1:18:41 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Constitution Day; Owl_Eagle; Tijeras_Slim; dighton

Not just anyone can ride the Space Station.

It’s a restricted urea.


14 posted on 03/23/2009 1:19:37 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Maybe Rimmer couldn’t work it.


15 posted on 03/23/2009 1:23:52 PM PDT by steve8714 (Drill for oil, drill for gas, drill to heat water in the Earth.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

I would rather drink gin and tonics, and I don’t like gin. Okay...the tonic...but I don’t like tonic either.

Oh well.

It certainly won’t be recycled pee though.


16 posted on 03/23/2009 1:26:35 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: evets
It does have a little wang to it.
17 posted on 03/23/2009 1:31:56 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Owl_Eagle

My understanding is there was a minor glitch on Sunday, but that the unit has been working fine since then. But negative news always leads...


18 posted on 03/23/2009 1:33:03 PM PDT by PC99
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To: Owl_Eagle

B.S….I mean…P.S.

Why the heck are we sending all these folks up into space at my tax expense?

Have they discovered anything new in all these years?

(The answer is “no” of course. They can’t even make pee drinkable.)


19 posted on 03/23/2009 1:33:07 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Do like I do...go outside....uhhhh..eerr, I guess not.


20 posted on 03/23/2009 1:39:57 PM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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