Injection of Osmotic Concentrate into inner partition of Forward Osmosis Bag (Image: Monica Soler/NASA)
Filling of Forward Osmosis Bag outer partition with 'dirty' solution from the Input Storage Bag using the Forward Osmosis Pump Syringe (Image: Monica Soler/NASA)
Forward Osmosis Bag (Image: Monica Soler/NASA)
Atlantis may have taken off on the last ever space shuttle mission last week but that doesn’t mean it has finished racking up firsts. Along with ferrying its last batch of supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), Atlantis is also carrying a urine recycling system that is designed to convert astronaut’s urine into a sports drink. The Forward Osmosis Bag (FOB) system will reportedly be tested by one of the four-man crew towards the end of the shuttle’s 12-day mission.
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