Wide world of water

We often take water for granted, but that is far from the case up in space. Due to the difficulties of transporting and storing sufficient water for drinking and other activities, up to 80 percent of water consumed by astronauts on board the International Space Station is recycled from condensate, runoff and urine. The remainder – about 6000 to 9000 litres a year – is supplied by cargo vehicles.

Water recycled on board the Space Station is carefully monitored to ensure it is safe for astronauts to drink. Once it has been processed and filtered, it is said to taste much like bottled water. However, space is not the only environment where wise water management is vital.

Captured by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst during his Horizons mission, the photos and tweets below show the state of our water resources back here on Earth as seen from the International Space Station.





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  • Sehr gerne würde ich auf meiner privaten homepage https://www.lektorat-sgiesler.de/blog-news/ einen blog über aktuelle Missionsaufgaben von Alexander Gerst verfassen. Das Thema Wasser find eich generell interessant, ich würde allgemeine Daten zu Wasser recherchieren und ein paar inputs aus obigen Artikel gerne einbauen (natürlich abgewandelt). Dürfte ich dies machen? Und dürfte ich ein Foto der Mission dazu verwenden? ES ist kein offizieller blog, nur mein privater. In Zukunft wäre ich auch an weiteren Experimenten (v.a. biotechnologisch, medizinische Ausrichtung) interessiert. Vielen Dank und viele Grüße, Simone

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