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Nasa's off-putting solution to space water shortage

 Nasa's off-putting solution to space water shortage
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The Space Shuttle Endeavour is on its way to the International Space Station after a sucessful launch from Cape Canaveral. Its mission — a bit of D-I-Y adding two new sleeping compartments and a second loo to the ISS, as well as a water recycling system.

A larger crew of six will be able to turn their own urine into drinking water!

There will only be nine more shuttle launches. Nasa will mothball them in 2010 in favour of new spacecraft to take astronauts back to the moon.