Re: Shuttle water dump

From: Vitek, Antonin (avitek@lib.cas.cz)
Date: Fri Mar 09 2001 - 21:28:22 PST

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    Ed Davies wrote:
    > 
    > Dale Ireland wrote:
    > > What is the source of the water? Power units? Dishwashing?
    > 
    > Fuel cells.
    > 
    > Oxygen + hydrogen -> electricity + heat + water
    > 
    > Some water is kept for drinking, etc, - the rest goes overboard.  There's a
    > contingency mechanism to dump waste water but normally it comes back down with
    > orbiter.
    > 
    Water on ISS missions is also transferred to plastic bags known as CWC
    (Contingency Water Conatiners) for use on board of ISS.
    
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