But as the NASA rocket thingy shot up to the skies last night for another interesting mission, the only thing on my mind was the water they will drink.
Because it appears that they will be testing the idea of sipping their own recycled urine.
I know, I know. There are many cities in the world where the tap water is undrinkable. And I had hoped that this was merely a cost-cutting move in our tight times. But the fact is that this wastewater recycling gizmoid cost $250 million and is one of the featured experiments on this trip. Two more nuggets of information that make my natural ease turn to quease.
"We did blind taste tests of the water. Nobody had any strong objections. Other than a faint taste of iodine, it is just as refreshing as any other kind of water," NASA's lead urinary engineer Bob Bagdigian told the Daily Telegraph.
We're just south of the epicenter and the quakes (there were two about 30 seconds apart) were'nt much to speak of here. No damage, destruction or death, but the power did go out in a few areas. Ever have a big, loaded semi drive by real fast?