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We're Getting Really Good At Reusing Space Pee


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Extremely ingenious what NASA was able to do to preserve 98% of the water that’s on board the space station, but what convinced me to share this was the final quote in the article:

NASA would like to make one thing clear, though: The astronauts are not drinking piss.

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The beauty in the details: Take a tour through the James Webb Space Telescope images


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If you, like me, have seen those initial pictures from the Webb telescope and thought, “Well, those are really cool looking but I'm not nerdy enough to get why they're such a big deal”, then this is the article for you!

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Please Don’t Squeeze the Astronaut


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The Olympian measure of endurance for a Soyuz crewmember is to hold your bowel for the two-day passage.

Pooping from the point-of-view of a NASA astronaut.

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Giant Nasa rover launches to Mars


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Nicknamed Curiosity, the rover will take eight and a half months to cross the vast distance to its destination.

If it can land safely next August, the robot will then scour Martian soils and rocks for any signs that current or past environments on the planet could have supported microbial life.

A very exciting time to be a space fan.

Fun fact for the day: The rover is running on a plutonium-base battery that should last for 10 years.

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