International Space Station

32 Medaka Fish Fly to International Space Station

July 31, 2012 / No Comments

The Russian-built Soyuz capsule will reach the International Space Station in October with three new crewmembers. Apart from the cosmonauts, 32 small fish will be reaching the orbiting outpost by the space shuttle Soyuz TMA-06M capsule. Medaka fish — a type of fish native toSoutheast Asia— are being carried to the space station for scientific experiment at the space lab. NASA ...

International Space Station Astronauts Drink Recycled Urine

May 22, 2009 / No Comments

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have created history of sorts by turning their urine into water and actually drinking it! On May 20, astronauts aboard the space station drank water that had been recycled from their urine, sweat and water that condenses from exhaled air. What is more, they said “cheers” as they clicked drinking bags and toasted those working ...