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You should really try it... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25875597)

...can't be worse than the piss of "news stories" we slashdotters are fed most of the time.

Should be okay... (4, Funny)

tsotha (720379) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875613)

...as long as they don't eat too much asparagus.

Re:Should be okay... (2, Funny)

impaledsunset (1337701) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875677)

Well, if you run into any problems, you could always the intergalactic laxative [youtube.com] .

Re:Should be okay... (5, Funny)

gnick (1211984) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875849)

2astronauts1cup?

In zero-G no less. Ugh.

Re:Should be okay... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25876811)

Oh, god, it's EVERYWHERE!!

Austin! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25875935)

Don't drink that! It's not coffee!

'This coffee tastes like piss..' (4, Funny)

Channard (693317) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875621)

'But it *is* piss, Buzz.' 'Oh good, so it's not just me.' Apologies to Austin Powers.

The Slashdot experiment (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25875989)

Cmdrtaco and Hemos sucking each other off to see how long they can last without food.

I bet they could reach Mars and get back!

Correction (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25876097)

"it's not just me" should read

"It's not just I".

Thanks in advance.

Yours In Socialism,
Kilgore Trout

Re:'This coffee tastes like piss..' (4, Insightful)

MozeeToby (1163751) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876135)

What's the big deal about drinking recycled urine? I guess I just don't get it; pure water is pure water, regardless of what was in it in the past (unless, I sopose, you believe in homeopathic medicine). Statistically, I bet most of the water you drink has gone through a fellow human being at some point or another, what's the big deal?

Re:'This coffee tastes like piss..' (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25876371)

The logic error you make is classic. It boils down to this old saying : "In theory, practice and theory are the same, in practice they are different". It all boils down to how much faith you have in the perfection of the system that purifies the water.

Re:'This coffee tastes like piss..' (3, Funny)

TheThiefMaster (992038) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876579)

I expect it to be cleaner and safer to drink than water piped from an open reservoir through pipes buried in the ground that may or may not be leaking.

Re:'This coffee tastes like piss..' (3, Interesting)

berend botje (1401731) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876893)

You can drink your own pee, quite safely. It is sterile, after all.

And, after it cools down, the taste isn't bad either, I can tell you.

Re:'This coffee tastes like piss..' (2, Insightful)

Analogy Man (601298) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876531)

Yes indeed we are all drinking the pee of something or another. The only exception would be fossil water that predates life forms or comes from places that have never had them - like comets.

Re:'This coffee tastes like piss..' (1)

Plasmagrid (322106) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876747)

I used to live in Vt, and my well came from the river 2oo yds from the house. Like previous readers stated your drinking pee from someone or thing at some pnt. Heck figure most animals and hunters pee in the woods or river in the mountains and it gets filtered naturally on it's way down from the moss on the rocks and through the sand beds.

Re:'This coffee tastes like piss..' (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25876951)

Statistically, I bet most of the water you drink has gone through a fellow human being at some point or another, what's the big deal?

Freshness.
Statistically, all of the water you'll encounter in your entire life was pissed in by dinosaurs.

Re:'This coffee tastes like piss..' (2, Insightful)

Hankenstein (107201) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876413)

        Similar to the comment above me.... I live in Colorado, what do all you people in Vegas think
you are drinking? Or for the other side of the continental divide, Denver's filtered wastwater
heads downstream to eventually end up in Kansas City. New Orleans appears to be the endpoint,
glancing at a map, which could explain why alcohol consumption is large there.

Normally they drink from a bag with a straw, but.. (1)

Kagura (843695) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875625)

From the fucking article (don't worry, I didn't actually read any of it):

He used a piece of plastic ripped from his Flight Data File mission book and folded it into a teardrop-shape that's closed at one end. Surface tension inside the cup keeps the coffee from floating out and running amuck.

"The way this works is, the cross section of this cup looks like an airplane wing," he said. "The narrow angle here will wick the coffee up."

The result: space coffee in a zero-G cup.

The theory behind the novel coffee cup is the same one used by rockets to draw fuel into their engines while flying through weightless conditions in space, Pettit said.

Re:Normally they drink from a bag with a straw, bu (1)

Abreu (173023) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875699)

I'm having a bit of trouble picturing this... is it like drinking out of an erlenmeyer flask?

Re:Normally they drink from a bag with a straw, bu (4, Informative)

snowraver1 (1052510) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875791)

I'm having a bit of trouble picturing this...

... Which is why there is a video in TFA.

Re:Normally they drink from a bag with a straw, bu (1)

Amazing Quantum Man (458715) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876217)

No. More like drinking out of a Klein Bottle.

Re:Normally they drink from a bag with a straw, bu (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25875739)

There are also pictures in the article to get a good idea of what he means.

not so sure about this (1)

TheAxeMaster (762000) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876853)

The theory behind the novel coffee cup is the same one used by rockets to draw fuel into their engines while flying through weightless conditions in space, Pettit said

Umm...don't they use pumps? Big, fast ones that can drain swimming pools quickly and such? I don't think rockets are designed to run on capillary action.

The Russians figured it out first. (5, Funny)

MaxwellEdison (1368785) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875635)

They just drink pencils.

Re:The Russians figured it out first. (1)

Jabbrwokk (1015725) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875669)

Ohhh, snap you beat me to it! Well played.

What are the odds (1)

Critical Facilities (850111) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875643)

Imagine, a guy with the name muggs [mailto] would have the inside scoop on this story.

Re:What are the odds (2, Funny)

Critical Facilities (850111) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875997)

d'oh, I mean muggs [slashdot.org] .

Apologies to muggs for inadvertantly filling his inbox

What do you think you drink on Earth? (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25875675)

Unless you import virgin hydrogen and oxygen from a supernova, the water you had this morning has been through several organisms...

Re:What do you think you drink on Earth? (1)

SBacks (1286786) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876705)

Ewww... drinking recycled waste from a star? None for me, thanks.

I collect particles created at Fermilab and turn them into H and O, then combine them to make water.

So what? (5, Insightful)

Deadstick (535032) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875683)

Of course, since the space station inhabitants drink recycled urine

And, ummm, who doesn't? Most of us just have a bigger recycling plant than they do.

rj

a new viral theme coming-up ;) (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25875691)

"(...) since the space station inhabitants drink recycled urine (...) "

2 astronauts 1 cup...

Re:a new viral theme coming-up ;) (-1, Flamebait)

Corpuscavernosa (996139) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875729)

Ok that was straight up funny. You should have posted that non-anonymously. Mad points.

Two Astronauts.... (1, Funny)

Itninja (937614) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875695)

...One Cup.

/retch/

Desperate Measures... (1)

TheNecromancer (179644) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875713)

an astronaut inventing a zero-g coffee cup.

Someone needs to switch to decaf, I'm thinking...

Re:Desperate Measures... (1)

MaxwellEdison (1368785) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875773)

All kidding aside, it takes the little innovations like this to make prolonged stays in space bearable. At the very least it removes Capri Sun's stranglehold over drink service for space tourism flights.

Zero G Coffee Cup (1)

mfh (56) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875733)

This is by far the coolest thing I have ever seen. I want one for my home and office. I can then drink coffee while hanging upside-down from the ceiling doing meditative reflexology. If Nirvana could exist within reach of this torrid mortal coil, this zero-g coffee mug has extended a very tempting invitation!

What? No jokes about... (-1, Redundant)

balbord (447248) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875825)

...two astronaughts and said cup?

This is slashdot! I want my complementary washed up jokes!

I wonder if... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25875833)

...the source will be released in Java?

Ignorant summary writer. (5, Insightful)

Jason1729 (561790) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875841)

Of course, since the space station inhabitants drink recycled urine, I'm still not totally convinced that I would want to try that cup. And just what do you think that fresh spring water or tap water you're drinking is? There's been life on this planet for 3 billion years, every drop of water has been recycled urine more times than your human brain is able to comprehend.

The only real difference on the space station is that they do a much better job of purifying and testing the water than nature does.

Re:Ignorant summary writer. (3, Interesting)

jambox (1015589) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876029)

I doubt there's been enough life on this planet drinking and p*ssing for long enough that you could state with any confidence that each and every water molecule on the planet had at one time passed through some creature?

Re:Ignorant summary writer. (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25876251)

He didn't say every molecule, he said every drop. There are a great number of molecules of water in a drop - All being mixed around like mad. Most likely, every drop of fresh water you can find has at least some recycled content.

Re:Ignorant summary writer. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25876587)

I am sure some animal has took a leak in one of those sources and there is urine floating around in the water all the time, fish... animals in the woods, humans dumping sewage, humans in the woods... aliens in the woods...... bears... damn bears

Re:Ignorant summary writer. (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876139)

Every drop? Prove it.

Take special care with water that has recently fallen from space (ya know, from meteorites).

Re:Ignorant summary writer. (0, Troll)

fishbowl (7759) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876221)

A gallon of wine with a drop of piss is a gallon of piss. QED.

Re:Ignorant summary writer. (1)

Loibisch (964797) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876297)

Have fun drinking your meteor nectar, I'll still resort to tap water.

Way to miss the point, sheesh...

Re:Ignorant summary writer. (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876351)

The post called out the ignorant summary writer in an ignorant fashion. It was begging for a hair splitting correction.

I drink tap water all the time. Hell, I'm not uncomfortable with all the solid human waste that ends up being used as fertilizer. Sometimes, when I'm out in the woods, I take a piss and then eat food without washing my hands (someone I was with called me out on this and I laughed in their face, so "so does everybody else" apparently doesn't apply).

Re:Ignorant summary writer. (3, Interesting)

kmac06 (608921) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876997)

OK since I'm a nerd I did some off-the-cuff, very approximate calculations. Say the total water consumption by living creatures is equivalent to 100 billion humans, who each consume a gallon a day, and have been doing so for a billion years. That gives (100 billion humans)*(1 billion years)*(1 gallon/human/day)*(365 days/year) = 3.65*10^16 gallons consumed. Compare this to the 3.26*10^17 gallons of water on the Earth.

Given how wildly inaccurate I'm sure my assumptions are, I guess this doesn't really prove anything (other than that I'm a nerd). I was hoping there'd be like four order's of magnitude difference one way or the other.

Lay off the urine jokes. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25875877)

I'm tired of it. Everyone who drinks from a modern city water supply drinks recycled urine because water treatment plants reclaim water from human waste so they dont have to pump so much from the ground. They do it very efficiently too. No one even notices it really.

Re:Lay off the urine jokes. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25876061)

There are some cities that recycle their sewage water, but so far, very far from "everyone" who drinks from a modern city water supply drinks recycled piss.

Plus, it's still gross.

Re:Lay off the urine jokes. (1)

QuantumRiff (120817) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876613)

Most dump it underground, where it is eventually filtered right back into the wells and rivers you drink from. Many still dump the treated sewage into rivers or other large bodies of water, where it eventually evaporates and falls as rain, or enters an underground aquifer.

Besides, just think of all the water content you get from your food. That lettuce was surrounded by animal poop and/or nasty chemicals for fertilizer, and then irrigated with water, soaking right through the poop into the lettuce.

Obligatory (4, Funny)

0xdeadbeef (28836) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875889)

Of course, since the space station inhabitants drink recycled urine, I'm still not totally convinced that I would want to try that cup.

Wow, I guess Starbucks really is everywhere.

Coiled tube (1)

flyingfsck (986395) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875903)

A coiled up plastic tube will achieve the same thing, but a sealed plastic sippy bag is probably still best.

Drinking Coffee From a Cup In Space (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25875921)

If I were to drink from a cup in space, I'd need a really long straw.

Re:Drinking Coffee From a Cup In Space (3, Insightful)

ctetc007 (875050) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876481)

You do realize that you can only suck liquid up about 10 meters from the ground, right? Even if you had a vacuum pump, atmospheric pressure can only push liquid up the straw so far.

Re:Drinking Coffee From a Cup In Space (1)

MartinSchou (1360093) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876741)

Technically, the cup is in space. The long straw just means he isn't in space.

That being said, it still won't work. Not because he can't suck water more than 10 meters upwards (the cup will be above him in a gravitational reference), but because he cannot create a big enough pressure differential to get gravity on his side.

Re:Drinking Coffee From a Cup In Space (1)

shermo (1284310) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876743)

So it's a good thing he's sucking it down not up.

At least, that's how I read it. Damn ambiguous English.

Re:Drinking Coffee From a Cup In Space (3, Insightful)

camperdave (969942) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876977)

You do realize that you can only suck liquid up about 10 meters from the ground, right? Even if you had a vacuum pump, atmospheric pressure can only push liquid up the straw so far.

That's true as long as the liquid is being held by gravity. In orbit that is not the case, and the only limiting criterion would be friction of the liquid agains the side of the straw (which is essentially zero).

pisswater coffee (4, Insightful)

jollyreaper (513215) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875923)

I'm still not totally convinced that I would want to try that cup.

Char it and you'd never be able to tell it from Starbucks. Chill and carbonate it and it'll pass for Budweiser.

Re:pisswater coffee (4, Funny)

StikyPad (445176) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876053)

If Budweiser tasted like carbonated urine, it would be a step up.

Re:pisswater coffee (1)

Abstrackt (609015) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876407)

If Budweiser tasted like carbonated urine, it would be a step up.

Without some brave soul to establish a frame of reference, who's to say it doesn't taste like carbonated urine?

Re:pisswater coffee (4, Funny)

snspdaarf (1314399) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876429)

(bleep)"That's one small wee for Man, one giant leap for Budweiser."(bleep)

Re:pisswater coffee (2, Interesting)

Grendel70 (1000350) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876511)

Where are my mod points when I need them?

Re:pisswater coffee (1)

SoupGuru (723634) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876345)

What is the deal with Starbucks and their imitators burning their beans? Is it because it's expected people are going to be adding milk and sugar, etc to it? I like a nice black cup of coffee and as such, I find Starbucks pretty undrinkable.

Re:pisswater coffee (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25876443)

Chill and carbonate it and it'll pass for Budweiser.

I seriously doubt that. Budweiser only uses the very freshest recycled urine of Clydesdale colts for their beer. It might pass for Coors beer, though.

Recycled water? (4, Insightful)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875931)

ALL water is recycled. Thirty thousand years ago a mammoth was pissing out the water that's sitting in your coffee urn this morning. People need to get over this, just like they need to get over irradiated food. It's at least as safe to drink as bottled water; And likely moreso since some bottled water undergoes no processing prior to being packaged. Did you know that the LA municipal water supply recycles its sewage into tap water? It's the nation's largest sewage processing station, and as a byproduct it produces several million tonnes of valuable fertilizer that's highly valued for use on the wineries in California. This isn't unique to California -- many coastal cities use similar measures because the rivers are too polluted and they're too close to sea level to find water reserves underground.

Re:Recycled water? (5, Funny)

StikyPad (445176) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876133)

Blasphemy! God constantly provides us with new water through his tears, AKA the rain, which adds mass to the planet daily. I suppose next you're going to try to tell us that clouds form through evaporation of the seas, or some such nonsense, despite the fact that clouds are EVERYWHERE, and the oceans would be dry by now if they were constantly evaporating.

Re:Recycled water? (4, Funny)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876241)

Well, if he's crying it's probably because of something you did.

Re:Recycled water? (4, Funny)

StikyPad (445176) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876341)

If so, they're tears of JOY!!!11

Recycled BS (1)

fm6 (162816) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876851)

People need to get over this, just like they need to get over irradiated food.

What a stupid comparison. Purifying water is just a matter of removing the stuff that you don't want in it. Irradiating food means bombarding it with radiation that undoubtedly causes physical changes. Whether these changes are dangerous is a matter of controversy, and I won't pretend to know enough to have an opinion.

What I do know is that I'm tired of people dismissing whole ranges of opinions because they're too lazy to distinguish serious arguments form the half-baked notions of a few idiots. By that logic, nobody should ever vote Republican ever again because all Republicans are too stupid to distinguish between somebody who's a Islamofascist Terrorist and somebody whose middle name happens to be Hussein.

But of course Republicans aren't like that. They have smart people with legitimate concerns and they have a cadre of total idiots, just like every political or advocacy group. Dismissing the whole group because you can point out the stupidity of a few individuals in that group is itself extremely stupid.

You're already drinking urine every day anyway (2, Insightful)

periscope (20296) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875943)

Rob, dude, you really should think about some of these stories a little more before posting them. We're all drinking urine (and other much more horrible things) each and every day. It's what those costly water treatment plants on Earth are responsible for filtering, and it's what those expensive systems for the ISS are designed for. What's the difference? Either way the if the coffee tastes good, and it's clean water that's used, I'm happy drinking it :)

Young Doctors In Space (1)

snspdaarf (1314399) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875955)

"Taste like plain old piss to me." - Dr. Oliver Wendel Ludwig

rocket turbopump to administer astronaut caffiene (1)

w0mprat (1317953) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875961)

FTFA:
"The theory behind the novel coffee cup is the same one used by rockets to draw fuel into their engines while flying through weightless conditions in space, Pettit said."

Bit of a mistake there, or an out of context missquote: a space vehicle under acceleration doesn't really experience 'weightlessness' therefore there isn't really any problems with scavenging tanks. Surface tension would help to get engines and turbopumps started, logically.

Re:rocket turbopump to administer astronaut caffie (2, Interesting)

RockClimbingFool (692426) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876687)

I am pretty sure what they are referring to are satellites already at their desired orbit.

Once satellites reach their orbit, they don't just sit there. After some time the orbit can start to shift around, so satellites use very small station keeping thrusters.

Most of the time these thrusters are bi-props (MMH and NTO) that use the same tanks that were employed to feed the much larger main engine used to circularize the orbit.

But once the satellite is at orbit, you have a relatively small amount of fuel / ox left in a large, mostly empty tank. So you need some stuff in the tank to hold the enough fuel for a quick firing of a station keeping thruster.

This thruster firing occurs in a "weightless" environment. If there wasn't some apparatus to collect and hold fuel / ox, you could never fire a thruster, which in turn sloshes some fuel / ox around, which is captured by the apparatus, which can be used for the next firing... until there is just no more fuel / ox left and the satellite is "dead".

I believe it is the above set of circumstances he is referring to.

But it doesn't taste like urine. (1)

RealProgrammer (723725) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875969)

But I wonder who did the A/B comparison.

Maybe they just taste-tested the coffee against a cup from Starbucks.

Re:But it doesn't taste like urine. (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876179)

I thought Starbucks charcoal filtered their coffee.

(for those of you who haven't caught up yet, not the water, the coffee)

The best part of walking up... (4, Funny)

Drakkenmensch (1255800) | more than 5 years ago | (#25875979)

"We've secretly replaced Buzz's cup of coffee with a batch of fresh urine recyc, let's see if he notices the difference..."

Re:The best part of walking up... (1)

NeuroManson (214835) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876819)

Or Sgt. Folgers' crystals?

The Trek nerd in me wants to make jokes about Captain Kirk's Dilithium Crystals, but I'm exercising extreme restraint in this case. You're welcome.

Recycled urine for tea (0, Redundant)

Unicorn Setu (622244) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876005)

Why do you think you're not drinking recycled urine...and much worse?

Urine is safe to drink UNFILTERED, philistines! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25876095)

Waah waah waah! Recycled peepee! EWWWWWWWW!

OK kids, I know you get all worked up when you haven't had your nappy-time. Maybe this will help: you can drink piss straight out of the toilet bowl with a straw, and it's safe. In fact it would be even safer to whizz right into a cup, because PEE IS CLEANER THAN "CLEAN" TOILET WATER! So please, shut the FUCK up about it being dirty, children.

Re:Urine is safe to drink UNFILTERED, philistines! (1)

MaxwellEdison (1368785) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876495)

You see Frank? This is why no one comes to your parties anymore. You're weird.

Re:Urine is safe to drink UNFILTERED, philistines! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25876751)

yeah, it's sterile for about 10 seconds, then it becomes a bacteria farm

Re:Urine is safe to drink UNFILTERED, philistines! (1)

BattleApple (956701) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876797)

you do realize you're the only person that has said anything about it being dirty?

U. T. I. (1)

CyberLord Seven (525173) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876871)

Urinary Tract Infection!

A real mug design (1)

MaxwellEdison (1368785) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876119)

The more I think about it, the more I believe it probably wouldn't be that tough to convert a standard travel mug design to be zero-G ready. Fit a thumb lever on the top of the handle (think beer stein) to operate a small hatch over the drinking hole, and a squeeze operated handle (think caulk gun) lever which ratchets a plunger up from the bottom of the mug, similar to upright toothpaste dispensers. Why am I pondering this...I need to get back to work.

I'm pretty sure I've seen this... (1)

argent (18001) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876121)

... in some SF novel or another. The design wasn't exactly the same, but the drinking vessel described used the same basic idea of surface tension wicking water out of the container. As the article noted, this is based on a common fuel-tank design. The story had an enclosed container because, well, even in free fall you've got to deal with the occasion fumble-fingered astronaut imparting acceleration to the container along an inappropriate vector. :)

Re:I'm pretty sure I've seen this... (1)

Neeperando (1270890) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876659)

The book was called First Contract [amazon.com] by Greg Costikyan and was quite hilarious.

This little gizmo saved Earth's economy and prevented us from becoming a 3rd-galaxy world.

Yet another example of sci-fi authors being ahead of actual scientists, which is always amusing.

PIGS . . (1)

Xerxes333 (116480) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876127)

drinking coffee IN SPACE!

Mixed results (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25876247)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27878326/

Mixed results can't be a good thing...

In Ukraine (1)

Gustavo the Aardvark (1414775) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876329)

In Ukraine you drink recycled uranium coffee cups.

I love the tags (1)

LordKaT (619540) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876381)

Idle pepitotest coffee is science space story.

Can anyone tell me... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25876383)

why they don't just use a sippy cup?

Why was the first thing that came to mind... (0, Redundant)

NeuroManson (214835) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876473)

Two Astronauts, One Cup?

(I tried tagging it with that using Firefox, it still didn't show up)

Recycler disgusting ? (1)

Der PC (1026194) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876625)

You think the recycler is disgusting ?

Think about it a few seconds - your body recycles water from poop.

Admittedly, you don't drink the water, you inject it directly into your bloodstream.

Grossed out yet ?

Is that really easier? (1)

cyn1c77 (928549) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876629)

That doesn't look anymore convenient than using a bag with a straw. Maybe even less convenient since you still have to suck from the sharp edge of the bag. And do you still need to fill it from a bag with a straw like he does in the video?

Interesting though.

In Soviet Russia... (1)

LunarEffect (1309467) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876679)

Its like that anecdote, that the US spent millions on inventing a ball-tip pen that would work in space while the Russians just used a pencil ^^

2 space-girls, 1 cup (1)

nicodoggie (1228876) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876681)

and a new, very disgusting, futuristic meme

recycled Urine (1)

Plasmagrid (322106) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876689)

Sir, would you like that urine decaf or regular

kopi space luwak (1)

delorean (245987) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876873)

Next mission-- kopi luwak (cat poop) coffee made with filtered human urine water! talk about the cupping characteristics of that brew!

Has to be said... (1)

ak3ldama (554026) | more than 5 years ago | (#25876887)

Of course, since the space station inhabitants drink recycled urine, I'm still not totally convinced that I would want to try that cup.

As if coffee is that much better. *ducks

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