Yesterday, 9 April, the first ATV water delivery to the ISS took place.

The crew filled three EDV (Russian water containers; 22 litres each) using a Pump Unit located in the Russian Service Module (to which ATV is docked) and connected via hoses through the ATV Water Control Panel to ATV’s Water Tank No. 1.

“Sixty six of the of 280 litres available in ATV Water Tank No. 1 were successfully transferred,” confirms ESA’s Mike Steinkopf.

We bet tap water from the city of Turin, Italy, never tasted so good!