Here’s a tidbit of information for your next dinner party. Apparently, you can’t make fake urine. Can’t be done! In light of this fact, NASA is asking its employees in Houston’s Johnson Space Center to share their pee pee in order to test out the magical, wonderful toilet that’s going into the new Orion space capsule.
Toilets are a serious matter for NASA and urine apparently contains copious amounts of solid particles, which can wreak havoc on waste systems while in outer space. Remember when the toilet on the International Space Station was broken?
In a recent internal memo, NASA asked for almost eight gallons of urine per day from its employees, which is roughly equivalent to the daily number one-ing of 30 people.