Quick Answer: Do Astronauts Drink Pee?

What do astronauts do with their urine?

In 2009, NASA astronauts began recycling urine using the Urine Processor Assembly, which is able to reclaim 75 percent of water from urine.

Once the urine is treated with AUP, it is distilled and filtered in the station’s Water Reclamation System, before finally making it to an astronaut’s drinking glass..

Do they drink their own urine in space?

Yes, astronauts are drinking their pee. They close their eyes and remind themselves it’s just pure water. Completely safe and delicious to drink.

Do astronauts wear diapers?

A Maximum Absorbency Garment (MAG) is an adult-sized diaper with extra absorption material that NASA astronauts wear during liftoff, landing, and extra-vehicular activity (EVA) to absorb urine and feces. It is worn by both male and female astronauts.

What kind of water do astronauts drink in space?

Astronauts aboard the ISS drink water that comes from the ambient cabin’s humidity, which is eventually condensed and returned to the water supply. The water is filtered from recycled shower water, astronaut sweat and urine.

Can you fart in space?

On Earth, farts are typically no big deal — smelly, harmless, and they quickly dissipate. But if you’re an astronaut, every fart is a ticking time bomb. The gases in farts are flammable, which can quickly become a problem in a tiny pressurized capsule in the middle of space where your fart gases have no where to go.

Do people age in space?

So depending on our position and speed, time can appear to move faster or slower to us relative to others in a different part of space-time. And for astronauts on the International Space Station, that means they get to age just a tiny bit slower than people on Earth. That’s because of time-dilation effects.