For release: 11/08/04
Radio interview release #: 04-268
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Friday, Nov. 12
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NASA working to improve and recycle ‘space water' for astronauts' long stays in space
• Water takes up a lot of room on board spacecraft. It is one of the most crucial provisions astronauts need to live and work in space.
• Until the Space Shuttle returns to flight, the Russian Progress Module is transporting water to the International Space Station. The Station crew is carefully conserving water.
• NASA is developing clean water recycling systems to provide adequate "space water" supplies for extended durations to make sure astronauts have clean drinking and bathing water for their missions.
• The solution calls for recycling and treating waste water, sweat, urine and condensation.
• NASA is looking at solutions for biological treatments of waste water for longer duration flights.
• All of the systems will be tested together to meet NASA's exploration timeline.
• Talk to an expert about the clean water projects and their role in the Vision for Space Exploration.
|Who:||Mike Flynn |
Ames Research Center
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