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Yippee, we can drink our own urine!

November 28th, 2008 by · 28 Comments

Hooray! Yahoo! High fives, everyone! Hova!!

Stillsuits may have just become a reality, and the guys at NASA are psyched to start drinking their pee!

    Space Station’s Urine Recycling Unit Passes Test

    Mike Schneider, Associated Press

    Nov. 25, 2008 — After several days without luck, astronauts finally ran a successful test on equipment that turns urine into drinking water — a necessity for supporting the International Space Station’s crew, which will soon double.

    “Not to spoil anything, but I think up here the appropriate words are ‘Yippee!'” space station commander Mike Fincke told Mission Control early Tuesday morning, shortly before bedtime.

    “There will be dancing later,” Mission Control replied.

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    WILLIAM HURT celebrates that pee-drinking is finally acceptable.

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Of course this is a genuine breakthrough, immediately applicable to space travel and Al Gore’s office. But… “yippee?” They don’t have to be so eager, is all’s I’m saying.

Please stay tuned for a guest blog from William Hurt later today, violently disagreeing with my premise.

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