November 17th, 2008
07:25 PM ET

You're Drinking WHAT?

In the time I've worked here, I've seen stories as NASTY as they are funny.  One that comes to mind involved coffee that was processed through civet cats.  Here's what I mean:  Civet cats eat certain coffee beans.  Then, they pass the coffee beans (you know what I mean).  Afterward, the beans are cleaned up, roasted and sold for a fortune.  Mmmm.

I've never tried cat box coffee, and I wouldn't want to be the first to take a swig of NASA's recycled wastewater.  It's produced by a machine that takes sweat and urine (as in SWEAT AND URINE), filters it, and squirts out fresh drinking water.

Is it harmful?  Probably not.  Good for the environment?  It definitely recycles.  Gross?  Well, that depends on whether you'd drink filtered urine.

Still want to be an astronaut?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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soundoff (217 Responses)
  1. Addie

    I don't think many people would want to drink recycled urine. But if your brave enough to do so, then I guess drinking filtered waste is aq good way to recycle.

    November 17, 2008 at 8:00 pm |
  2. Angelina

    My mom works for NASA and has told me about the "drinks" they have. But think about it.. when you up in space with nothing to drink.. Bottoms up!

    November 17, 2008 at 8:25 pm |
  3. Dave

    I don't think I would take my chances on drinking water made out of waste, I would probably get sick that way.

    November 17, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  4. Allison

    I t would be good for the environment, maybe I might if I was a astronauts, but you wouldn't catch me drinking it in Earth-not until science andtechnology is more developed.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:59 am |
  5. Joyce

    Mabey.. not..
    Yeah I guess it's really good for the planet,
    not so bad for your body, but..it's still waste coming out of your body.

    November 18, 2008 at 5:23 am |
  6. Tiffany

    I don't think drinking filtered waste water wouldn't be gross. After all, the water you drink everyday is filtered from dirty water you don't know what might have happened to it before. Like some dogs pee into and than it's filtered than you drank it, you wouldn't know that.

    November 18, 2008 at 6:19 am |
  7. Tiffany

    Sorry, I mean 'I don't think drinking filtered waste water WOULD be gross.' NOT 'I don't think drinking filtered waste water wouldn't be gross.'

    November 18, 2008 at 7:56 am |
  8. WATER


    November 18, 2008 at 8:03 am |
  9. Bradey

    I wouldn't drink the water if I knew it was made from urine and sweat. If it was given to me and I didn't know that it was made from urine and sweat I would drink it not knowing what it was. Over all it is disgusting.

    November 18, 2008 at 8:05 am |
  10. Faustyn

    The way I see it is that if you are up in space and you have nothing to drink, then I guess you have to use what you have. As long as it is safe for you and whouldn't get you sick, it is good enough for me.

    November 18, 2008 at 8:08 am |
  11. Liza

    I guess that if the world was in a crisis of no water then we would do anything such as recycling urine and sweat. But thats is just NASTY. i would probly drink it if the bottle did not say it was recycled of urine and sweat , if it was i would just go to another company.

    November 18, 2008 at 8:12 am |
  12. JJ

    When urine leaves the body, it is sterile, so you couldn't really get sick. It is a great way to recycle, but kind of disgusting. Who'd want to drink their own waste? Gross!

    November 18, 2008 at 8:13 am |
  13. Chamberlain

    I think that changing pee into water is very resourceful, but I also think that it is very gross. I would definately not be the first one to try it!

    November 18, 2008 at 9:09 am |
  14. Surada

    I don’t think I want to drink the water that recycled, or I think wouldn’t to know the water that I’m drinking how is it come from. I think it does make me sick and basically I don’t think most people will drink it too. I understand that when we in the space we shouldn’t have a lot of water and some food so I think yeah it’s pretty ok to drink that water if I’m in the space !!!

    November 18, 2008 at 9:27 am |
  15. Madeline

    I don't think thats a good idea if it works maybe they'll make poop into chocolate.

    November 18, 2008 at 9:39 am |
  16. Lauren

    As revolting as it is to have to drink sweat and urine, I think that it is a really good idea. If the filtration system works correctly, that is. I mean, our tap water we drink every day is pretty much the same thing- filtered waste. The only difference would be that our filtration systems, I hope, are larger and more complex than something in space. Now, I’m not saying I’d be the first to try drinking from NASA’s filter, but the water should be just as clean as the water we drink daily.

    November 18, 2008 at 9:45 am |
  17. Devin

    I think that it would be a little to natural to drink something that you made. I also think that it would be pretty grose of someone if they drank somethink like that and it could really mess up there system

    November 18, 2008 at 10:18 am |
  18. Alexander

    That's just plain unsanitary! It might just taste good though. I think that drinking pea is just a little too natural for natural drinking water!

    November 18, 2008 at 10:18 am |
  19. Dylan

    I agree with dave i wouldn't drink my own urine because we don't really know how it was made or if it even worked.

    November 18, 2008 at 10:19 am |
  20. Shawn

    I think that drinking pee and drinking sweat would be kinda cool because I don't know how i taste

    November 18, 2008 at 10:20 am |
  21. jakob

    I don't think I could make myself drink that so called water. It would just not seem right at all. I would just not be able to do it.

    November 18, 2008 at 10:20 am |
  22. Brittney

    Drinking what?? Now somethings would not made to recycle, and re drink. Just because are technology has made it possible doesn't mean we still should. It is gross to know your drinking your pee and sweat. We don't need to be drinking are pee we will be just find if we just drink the normal water.

    November 18, 2008 at 10:21 am |
  23. Drew D

    I don't think I would like to drink water mad out of waste because I would probably get sick that way.

    November 18, 2008 at 10:22 am |
  24. jalen (^_^)

    okay i would like to point out that we all ready do that. our water source does not just become different it is all the same you could be drinking dinosaur pee. so this does not mater what your drinking.

    November 18, 2008 at 10:23 am |
  25. LeAndra

    I do not think people would like to drink recycled water. To me that just sounds so nasty like for example i think it is like getting a water bottle out of the trash that still has wat erin it and drink it that is so nasty to me.

    November 18, 2008 at 10:24 am |
  26. Brittany

    I though that it would be cool to be a astronaut when I got older. But this is over the top! If you had to drink you urine, instead of fresh water, that is a job I wouldn't consider on the top of my list. If it was a option, then I would still consider being a astronaut.

    November 18, 2008 at 10:25 am |
  27. Kylie

    Well it is really nasty. I don't think I would drink pee that when thought filters.Well i would never but some people would and it would not be a big deal if they did because the water cycle is kinda like that going thought different steps to become clean.

    November 18, 2008 at 10:26 am |
  28. Josh

    I donʻt think that its such a good idea to drink peopleʻs urine and sweat. Even though they think that all those chemicals are gone, there could still be some in there but they donʻt know about it. This could result in a bad or good way... I guess weʻll just have to find out.

    November 18, 2008 at 10:30 am |
  29. kevin

    I think it is disgusting!

    November 18, 2008 at 10:35 am |
  30. codie

    that was just disgusting drinking urine and sweat that wrong in so many levels

    November 18, 2008 at 10:43 am |
  31. Aaron

    I think that nobody would be interested in drinking sweat and urine.

    November 18, 2008 at 11:35 am |
  32. Jo

    ARE YOU SERIOUS! Recycling urine and sweat. NO WAY! I know people want to save energy but recycling poisones body fluid and then drinking IT! That is so not happening.

    November 18, 2008 at 11:35 am |
  33. Connor

    Hello and I say go for it but It would be awesome in the Sahara because there is almost now water their.

    November 18, 2008 at 11:35 am |
  34. josh

    GROSS why would someone do that it is probably all gross and sick and what if you have a disease in your bladder or in your sweat gland.

    November 18, 2008 at 11:36 am |
  35. Gimme

    Wow, that is extremely weird, but if I were supposed to drink that... stuff than i would defiantly do that to stay alive. You would have to be pretty brave, at least I think to drink that!

    November 18, 2008 at 11:36 am |
  36. chelsi


    November 18, 2008 at 11:45 am |
  37. clark

    i think that the device is a good idea but you would run out of water eventually because your body absorbs water to function

    November 18, 2008 at 11:51 am |
  38. Oscar

    i think that we should not drink waste or other stuff because if its water there is still some of that waste in it i would never drink it.

    November 18, 2008 at 11:53 am |
  39. John

    Huh? I would never drink that- ever! But I think it is a very clever idea. I wonder how it works? Is there a purification system involed? Hopefuly there is!

    November 18, 2008 at 11:56 am |
  40. Duncan


    November 18, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    It just might work but right now it is stupid.i will never drink water agen

    November 18, 2008 at 11:59 am |
  42. samuel

    i think that drinking urine is disgusting everyone should drink water unless there in desert

    November 18, 2008 at 12:05 pm |
  43. Meagan

    Personally, I can't think of many things that would be nastier. There are so many things on earth that are sanitary enough to convert to pure drinking water. Sweat and Urine should NOT be included in those conversions.

    November 18, 2008 at 12:16 pm |
  44. April

    I'm kind of iffy on weather I'd try it or not but it sounds interesting. I mean yea kind of gross at the same time, it doesn't hurt to try new stuff, especially if it's helping the inviroment.

    November 18, 2008 at 12:16 pm |
  45. Crook

    Oh my god, that’s so sick and nasty. Just send them some clean water for god’s sake. I mean come on, these guys are up in outer space for months at a time and all they get to look forward to is some vacuum packed food and pee water. I mean come on!! Im so glad im drinking well water at my house. theres no telling whats in city water.

    November 18, 2008 at 12:16 pm |
  46. justin

    It's not that big of a deal that they are recycling the urine and sweat. tap water is made from the same water. tap water is filtered sewer water. I don't drink tap water because of the taste. But for people who drink it on a regular basis, there's nothing wrong with it.

    November 18, 2008 at 12:18 pm |
  47. Anna

    I think that it sounds really gross to drink water that was at one time urine. After you think about that then you go and think about the tap water we drink. I am sure that at one time it was in a lot worse shape then that. I wouldn’t be the first one in line to try it but it isn’t totally nasty if you think of where our tap water comes from.

    November 18, 2008 at 12:18 pm |
  48. MORGAN

    Pee water? Gross. That is absolutely disgusting. Recycling can only be taken so far. I’m all about recycling aluminum, paper, and plastic don’t get me wrong, but human waste? Absolutely not. That comes out of your body for a reason it does not need to be consumed again. I’m certainly picky about the water that I drink and I will not be taking a swig of any wastewater anytime soon.

    November 18, 2008 at 12:19 pm |
  49. Michael

    i think this whole idea about the invention of recycling and then using it as water is a little crazy. I would want to make sure that my water was clean and did now have any nasty substances. I just think that NASA needs to realize what they are trying to do and if this recycled water want make them sick.

    November 18, 2008 at 12:20 pm |
  50. Cynthia

    Urine and sweat sounds so unappealing. It doesn't matter how much was filtered out I still wouldn't be able to drink it. I know that all water is filtered, like the water that comes from the city, but i choose to pretend that it isn't nasty used water that I am drinking.

    November 18, 2008 at 12:21 pm |
  51. chelsea

    Well, technically, this is the same idea as water treatment plants. But, when you put it this way, that's gross. It makes sence, but I'm not sure I would want to know where my water is coming from. I already only drink bottled water, simply because I do not want to know where it came from. I'm sure if it wasn't advertised that it came from sweat and urine then people would never know the difference.

    November 18, 2008 at 12:27 pm |
  52. Kendra

    Drinking your own sweat and urine is gross. Just thinking about probably makes sick to your stomach. Coundn't they have a large supply of water up there.

    November 18, 2008 at 12:36 pm |
  53. luke

    wouldn't urine be salty.

    November 18, 2008 at 12:38 pm |
  54. D@nielle

    I guess it is a good idea, recycling you know, but I hope that the water bottles don't say urine- sweat water. EWWW!!!!!!!!!!

    November 18, 2008 at 12:43 pm |
  55. Katelyn

    That will help the naton but, it is nasty I will not drink it!

    November 18, 2008 at 1:02 pm |
  56. Chaise

    I Think that is wrong for them to be giving them urine and sweat for water it is just nasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They should send them up with plenty of water so that would not happen.

    November 18, 2008 at 1:18 pm |
  57. Seth

    I really don't think its right, or sanitary but if you are suffering with nothing else to drink why not.

    November 18, 2008 at 1:18 pm |
  58. Damon


    November 18, 2008 at 1:19 pm |
  59. Joshua

    Ahhhh Yuck!!! What are they thinking, I would rather drink sea water. (Upchucking on keyboard)

    Sometimes I think that the U.S is going to end up too far in the hole for someone to come along and dig them back up

    November 18, 2008 at 1:20 pm |
  60. john

    Why would they want to drink that and how can you get fresh water out of urine.GROSS!

    November 18, 2008 at 1:20 pm |
  61. Logan

    I think it would be smart because we would be saving water and gross because we "Peed" it out!

    November 18, 2008 at 1:21 pm |
  62. ~BoyCrazy~

    That Is Just Gross, Who Would Wanna Drink Something Like That? That Is Very, Very Wrong To Do, I Am Glad I Don't Drink Facet Water!!!!!

    November 18, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  63. Austin

    I think recycled sweat and urine into drinking water is gross. It may be good for the environment but that is the grossest thing I have ever heard of. I wouldn't be the first of the last astronaut to try that stuff.

    November 18, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  64. Brennan (buzz)

    Well if you think about it we have been drinking the same water for thousands of years because of the water cycle.Since the water is evaporated it is filtered so why can't we do the same thing without the water cycle.

    November 18, 2008 at 1:25 pm |
  65. Audrey

    I think turning urine and sweat into drinking water is GROSS!!!! It doesn't matter how many times you filter it, I still would never drink it. I know the crisis for fresh water is pretty big, but this is taking it way to seriously.

    November 18, 2008 at 1:27 pm |
  66. Mr. G's Social Studies Core 3 Class

    While we (in our class) think drinking recyled urine is gross, it sounds good for the environment and for providing a water source. Still, it sounds a little too much like drinking out of the toilet.

    Others here say that if it tastes fine, it's good with us. Got a sample?

    November 18, 2008 at 1:29 pm |
  67. James

    i think it's nasty but they need water when they are up in space. But i geuss we can leave that to the astornots to drink that water/urin/sweat

    November 18, 2008 at 1:32 pm |
  68. Ruiter's Class

    Recycled urine is disgusting, but you have to do what you have to do. At least it is recycled and we are the "green wing" so we like things that are recycled, but maybe not urine. By the way we don't think it is fair for the companies to give us less food and make us pay the same without telling us. Thanks CNN for telling us.

    November 18, 2008 at 1:50 pm |
  69. Moira

    I don't think that I'm going to be the one trying that for my friends and family!

    November 18, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  70. Ben

    i Wouldn't drink any of that unless i really had to.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  71. Matt

    I would not want to drink pee and sweat. The filter thing might not work perfectly.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  72. willey


    November 18, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  73. Matt


    November 18, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  74. Tigger

    that would be so cool to drink your own pee because it wouldn't taste bad because of what they did to the sweat and the peeeeee!it would be cool if they made it with flavor.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  75. Natalie

    Thats is really nasty but if that did happen like we did drink that i don't think that any one would know the difference unless it did actually taste different but if it was sanitized really really well it might be okay

    November 18, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  76. Espen

    I would drink it if I was thirsty. The people tasted it and said it was fine. I bet it tastes great. I would love to have some.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  77. Molly

    I don't think I'm going to drink that water, I don't really want to drink "pee", or other peoples "sweat."
    (no thank you!)

    November 18, 2008 at 2:04 pm |
  78. eric

    that would be good i want to try it i bet it would be wonderful when it comes out i'm going to get it.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  79. Alex/kameron

    i don't want to drink my pee. Even if it's clean. I mean, what if it broke, then you would be drinking your own pee.

    i also don't want to drink my pee

    November 18, 2008 at 2:05 pm |
  80. Molly

    but if I had to I would, and if other people tried it and said it was good than I would.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  81. Jack

    i think this is cool but what if the machine breaks and you don't no who's pee your drinking.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:07 pm |
  82. joe

    That is gross dude yo i am out

    November 18, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  83. Quinn

    it's a good idea to drink waste water (AKA. pee) cause they might have ran out of drinking water what else would they drink besides sweat and pee. but it is gross

    November 18, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  84. ryan

    gross, but if you are somewhere with out water it could be handy.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  85. alex

    I think it's a great idea what if we ran out of water then we'd still have some water. What happens if the machine breaks down and you drink it (ewwwwwwwwwwww.)

    November 18, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  86. Tori

    oh my lanta that is GROSS why would some one do that

    November 18, 2008 at 2:10 pm |
  87. Nic

    I agree. Urine that is recycled might sound bad, but maybe the people that recycle the urine are sure of what they're doing and they might even be adding chemicals to the urine to make it even better! Mmmm what would that water smell like? 😀

    November 18, 2008 at 2:27 pm |
  88. blake

    That is gross to drink your own urine. But it is very resourceful.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:30 pm |
  89. Garrett

    This is nasty but it is actually reasonable because it cost to much money to send water back up to the ship. This just renews the water resource and keeps NASA from using alot of the money to get them water. Tap water is just the same it just gets filtered just like this water will.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:31 pm |
  90. Javier

    well if you have tap water you do that anyways, but its till pretty bad if you think about it.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  91. haley

    we need water if we didnt drink water we would get dehydrated and and pass out. but i think this whole idea about the invention of recycling and then using it as water is a little crazy. i think what nasa did was gross.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:33 pm |


    November 18, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  93. Kevin

    I think that the idea to recycle the water is a great idea. If you think about how much it costs to send water up there and back its going to be really expensive. So I think that we should just save money and recycle. Because we already recycle water now so why not in space.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:34 pm |
  94. karl

    I don't think that it is that farfetched, because that is what we do anyway. If you live in the city limits then you are drinking your own recycled waist water. And that cycle happens in nature naturally all the time through the ground and the clouds. IT isn't that crazy to think that it is possible and if you think it's disgusting then think about it the next time you drink your tap water.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  95. Trevik

    If i was in the middle of the desert and i was dehydrated i would take my chances.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  96. Ross

    I think that filtering the urine to make water is a good idea. Although this is a good idea, I would most certainly not drink it. I also think that this is a good way to save our tax money, and to send it to a different place the money is needed. This type of technology needs to be implemented into making the salt water of the seas, made safe to drink.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  97. Ricardo

    Recycling used wastewater is a good idea if done correctly. If it isn’t done correctly then you might end up getting sick and with weird tasting water. If it is done right, it could be better for the environment. It could also help solve our water crysis in Georgia.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  98. sean

    If they do end up doing this i would rather them not tell us. Just the thought of drinking pee or sweat is not the greatest thing in the world. They need to use the resources we have instead of producing more of it which costs even more money.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  99. matt

    If i was stranded on an island with nothing to drink i would take my chances.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:51 pm |
  100. Anonymous

    People should not be so concerned with purified water. No water is perfectly clean and purified water from urine is no different from tap or bottled water. It all goes through a filter system and your tap water used to be sewage if you live in an area with city water.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:55 pm |
  101. Annie

    Many people have different opinions about the environment. Some people like recycling better and some people don't care. I think recycling urine and sweat is good for the environment, but I would never drink it.

    November 18, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  102. Bekah

    I think that's disgusting! I'd rather die of thirst than drink that stuff. The scientists should think of something else.

    November 18, 2008 at 3:01 pm |
  103. Ian

    The thought of drinking recycled urine makes me sick to my stomach, and anyone who doesn't have mental problems would surely feel the same. If you were drinking water that you knew had been recycled from urine, then your mind would play tricks on you, and you could taste it.

    November 18, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  104. Sydni

    I think it would be gross and I would not like to drink urine or sweat from astronauts.

    November 18, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  105. Becca

    People should not be so concerned with purified water. No water is perfectly clean and purified water from urine is no different from tap or bottled water. It all goes through a filter system and your tap water used to be sewage if you live in an area with city water.

    November 18, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  106. denise

    i think that it is very resourceful for you to reuse water. it would be better for you to have this recycleing thing so that you wouldn't be as out of water duing a drout

    November 18, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  107. elizabeth

    ew that is really discusting i'm grossed out by it

    November 18, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  108. madeline

    okay i've heard weider things but this is three timmes wieder

    November 18, 2008 at 3:40 pm |
  109. Emma

    I really don't want to drink that kind of water!!!! but i am not aginst other people doing it!!!!!!!

    November 18, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  110. Toyuku

    Funny!!I my town(Augusta Georgia) we will have to do this in the future because Augusta is suck a dry place!!!

    November 18, 2008 at 4:00 pm |
  111. Hunter

    I really wouldn't like it. But you have to ask the question. What if water disappeared the next day? Then would you? I don't know if I would.

    November 18, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  112. Ashley

    I know that i would not what to be drinking my pie and sweat ......

    November 18, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  113. Ashley

    Drinking my pie and sweat that is just gross! !!!! and weard!!!!

    November 18, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  114. HANNAH!


    November 18, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  115. Brandon

    Drinking water recycled from sweat and urine. Disgusting but it wont hurt you unless the filter is bad. If had to drink it to live I would.

    November 18, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  116. Emily

    I think that the idea of drinking water that has been through your body is pretty disgusting. But my teacher said that every ounce of water has been through someone elses body which freake me out. I think that if the astronauts are okay with drinking the water we should support them.

    November 18, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  117. Hannah

    Thats a pretty cool idea and its a good way to recycle but EW! I would only drink that if I had to...But it would be cool to see how it tastes!

    November 18, 2008 at 5:39 pm |
  118. Emily

    I think that the idea of drinking water that has been through my body is pretty disgusting. I think that even though I wouldn't drink my own sweat or urine doesn't mean that it is not okay for the astronauts. We should support them even if we wouldn't do the same thing.

    November 18, 2008 at 5:42 pm |
  119. Parker

    I think it is a discusting idea. Can't they find anything else? I don't think I would drink it!

    November 18, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  120. Hannah from S. Korea

    The idea is kinda disgusting. But if you are in space, I'd rather drink recycled water than none! And plus no one drinks REALLY drinks clean water. So I think it's a good idea.

    November 18, 2008 at 5:49 pm |
  121. Min Soo

    I'm probably not gonna be the first one to do it. If they try and they
    dont do or say anything nasty before me, then i might. But still...
    Purified urine??!!!

    November 18, 2008 at 5:53 pm |
  122. Faith

    Carl, you goof! That was so funny at the end of the vid today with your hair.

    I think that it is smart of the NASA people to recycle sweat and urine into water. It sounds absolutely disgusting, but the resources in space are pretty limited, so they have to make use with what they have.

    November 18, 2008 at 6:06 pm |
  123. Alexina

    I like the fact that we're recycleing items like Urine and Sweat. We use or loss enough of it daily. I mean it's cool how they can do it now, I would try it I mean if others are brave enough then sure count me in as for the coffee ewww!

    November 18, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  124. maranda

    Wow i wonder is anyone knew what it actually was??anyways like i say if you dont know what it is dont eat itt!

    November 18, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  125. Will

    I think it is a good thing, if you had to drink it, but i wouldn't do it voluontaraly.

    November 18, 2008 at 6:35 pm |
  126. Perrin

    I think that's very smart. It doesn't waste water and you have somewhere to put urine instead of shooting it in space. Also, I wonder how it tastes.

    November 18, 2008 at 6:44 pm |
  127. Mikaela

    I think urine water sounds gross weather it's harmful or not and I certainly won't be the first to try it!

    November 18, 2008 at 7:17 pm |
  128. Chloe

    It really depends on how thirsty you are. If somabody was dying of thirst, wouldn't you rather dring recycled pee than become dehydrated? If it's truly recycled, then it will be clean. So what's the big deal?

    November 18, 2008 at 7:18 pm |
  129. Katelyn

    WHAT!?!?! That sounds DISCUSTING!!! I will NEVER EVER have that!!! Who thought of that!?!

    November 18, 2008 at 7:34 pm |
  130. megan

    I am all for saving and recycling but this takes that way to far.
    I would never drink anything made from that.

    November 18, 2008 at 7:38 pm |
  131. Felicia

    That's so gross!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 18, 2008 at 7:40 pm |
  132. kiersten

    i guess if i was in space i would drink it but i really wouldn't mind it as long as no one brought it up.

    November 18, 2008 at 7:48 pm |
  133. Megan

    I think it is a great way to recycle, but the thought of drinking urine and sweat is just nasty! But if you didn't know of it and drank it, say it tasted fine, you would guess it was just water, but when you found out it was urine and sweat, well you would be mad. But if it is as healthy,clean, and good fresh tasting, well it is a good way to recycle especially since where I live Johns Creek, GA is in a drought .

    November 18, 2008 at 8:06 pm |
  134. Victoria

    I really think this new "alternative" to drinking water is kind of far-fetched. It really depends on how thirsty you are and how far you want to go to get something to quench your thirst. All I know is, is that if I were to drink anything that was, is, or ever will be urine it would definitely be my OWN.

    November 18, 2008 at 8:13 pm |
  135. John

    Do it, Do it,Do it,Do it,Do it, YEPPI Cool FRiggen Awsem!

    November 18, 2008 at 8:18 pm |
  136. Christopher

    I think this "machine" will be great for the future because as the days go by our water supply is shrinking and we have to try something that makes water, so why not this?

    November 18, 2008 at 8:22 pm |
  137. trevik

    ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhh pea water ehhhhhhhhhhhhh sweat water ehhhhhhhhhhhhhh i am not drinking my pea

    November 18, 2008 at 8:22 pm |
  138. trevik

    pea water is gross

    November 18, 2008 at 8:23 pm |
  139. Abbey

    I am all for helping the Enviornment and recycling but I would not drink that. Ewwwww!!!!

    November 18, 2008 at 8:33 pm |
  140. Leslie

    i think it is dicustung on the water. i drink that

    November 18, 2008 at 8:34 pm |
  141. Priyanka

    One word.......DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!

    November 18, 2008 at 8:34 pm |
  142. Carlos

    I don't know how the urine water will taste. It's gross but you should try it. It will taste good.

    November 18, 2008 at 9:26 pm |
  143. Seth

    Hey, why not drink recycled pee? what do you think all water is?

    November 18, 2008 at 9:31 pm |
  144. Kylee

    I think that I really would not want to be drinking that. That is rather unusual and gross.

    November 18, 2008 at 9:38 pm |
  145. amira

    what ? that is crazy ,disgusting and nastey who ever agrees with that is coco.. coco ..coco.

    November 18, 2008 at 9:41 pm |
  146. Jordan

    Drinking pee and sweat oh sounds great...... NOT!!! I can't even drink tap water without getting sick, but it can help us in recycling... i guess. I don't think it is a good idea because it is hard for parents to get their kids to drink water as it is, well now it is going to be harder, " hey kids lets have some water that was made from pee!"Oh ya that sounds yummy, more kids will start drinking sodas instead of water, which would get the dentist rich and the families poor.

    November 18, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  147. Samantha

    Well, we should be good to our environment so, why don't we recyle pee and drink it? It might be gross but, we are going to run out of water someday.

    November 18, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  148. Sady

    If the astronaust say it's ok......................... I'M IN!!!

    November 18, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  149. Sven

    Umm... No.

    November 19, 2008 at 3:11 am |
  150. Joey

    I think that drinking pee and sweat is just grouse but ya I would try it.

    November 19, 2008 at 8:37 am |
  151. Ellie

    Gross! why would you want to drink that!

    November 19, 2008 at 8:38 am |
  152. Lauren

    I would not want to take a chance on drinking something with so much bactieria. aspechlly in space.

    November 19, 2008 at 8:38 am |
  153. RACHEL

    Wow. That's pretty sick. It probably saves a lot of money on drinks but if you really think about what your drinking. Yuck.

    November 19, 2008 at 8:39 am |
  154. JUSTIN

    It is sort of gross that people are drinking a form of their own urine what if it breaks down? That would be disgusting!

    November 19, 2008 at 8:39 am |
  155. Erin

    EWWWW that is just so nasty what they are drinking! I would never drink that in my entire life!! I will never drink my own or someone elses pee or sweat! It is just totally Ewis.

    November 19, 2008 at 8:40 am |
  156. skippy

    I would never drink pee even if it was NASA pee no no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 19, 2008 at 8:41 am |
  157. Meriel

    Thats nasty. But I guess they filter animal... stuff out of our water at home so I guess if they were positive they got the nasty stuff out it could be alright...... but I'm fine with plain non recycled water.

    November 19, 2008 at 8:41 am |
  158. Nik

    I think it is great to turn your urine into water. Say you were stranded out in the forest and all you had was a ton of blueberries and a machine that turns your Urine into water. Would you drink that Water (urine)? I'd just hope it doesn't taste nasty.

    November 19, 2008 at 8:43 am |
  159. Courtney

    That is gross. I'm all for recycling, but no, I would rather dehydrate than drink other people's personal body fluids.

    November 19, 2008 at 8:44 am |
  160. G.A.

    i think that as long as there is a way to recycle then go for it. though its gross that they are recycling urine and sweat into drinking water. but we are in a way drinking waste its just recycled. know they came up with others ways to recycle and it so happeneds to be sweat and urine! Ewww.

    November 19, 2008 at 9:16 am |
  161. Hannah

    EWWWW!!!! NOOOO!!! THIS IS NOT SANITARY!!!! i think this is not a good idea cause americans will stop drinking water and thats not healthly and they might stop buying things with water in it!!! THATS ALLOT OF THINGS!!!

    November 19, 2008 at 10:33 am |
  162. pamela

    Well we already recycle sewage water. This is called city water.

    November 19, 2008 at 2:06 pm |
  163. Taylor

    No Thank You ! I'll leave that to my little brother! But its good they're thinking about the planet.

    November 19, 2008 at 6:02 pm |
  164. Kaylee

    They could have gone ahead and bottled it and we would wouldn't have known it ! THANKS ALOT !!!

    November 19, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  165. Matt

    When Mr.Koczot Show This Clip From Cnn Student News I Thought That People Are Drinking Urine Thats Nasty But when You thin About it Urine Is 50 % Pure water So...... I laeve My Case

    November 19, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  166. Brandy

    I think that drinking urine and sweet as water would be discusting. I think i would try it I didn't have to be the first one to try drinking the urine and swee water. Sounds gross!

    November 19, 2008 at 9:38 pm |
  167. Gabby

    That is absolutely DISGUSTING. I know that it is good for the enviroment and the astronauts(?) but I wouldn't want to do a taste test on it. And the coffee beans? Absoutely positively GROSS.

    November 19, 2008 at 9:39 pm |
  168. Gabby

    You go Hannah! Air five!

    November 19, 2008 at 9:41 pm |
  169. raso

    not for me

    November 20, 2008 at 11:35 am |
  170. philip

    i dont think that would smell that good pee water or sweat or good

    November 20, 2008 at 11:51 am |
  171. Cory

    coffee gross enogh already, that'd be even more gross...

    November 20, 2008 at 1:10 pm |
  172. Allison

    I think that the whole drinking the filtered and cleaned sweat and urine is kind of disgusting. But if I were stuck up in space, I would totally drink it but only if I could get some raspberry flavoring in it 🙂

    November 20, 2008 at 1:39 pm |
  173. brandon

    Dude Carl that is gross......

    November 20, 2008 at 2:26 pm |
  174. LayLay

    i guess i could see people do that but i would pay a kagillian dollars on that stuff! EEWWWW.

    November 20, 2008 at 2:29 pm |
  175. Mr. G-Dawg's Class

    EEEWWWW!!! i think it's discusting and gross! i wouldn't drink anything than natural water.

    November 20, 2008 at 8:08 pm |
  176. Kaitlyn

    i think that it is cool that they learned how to do that but
    eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i would never want to drink that water or even worse be the fool that has to taste test it.

    November 20, 2008 at 8:35 pm |
  177. Alex

    I'm really glad I don't drink coffee... Enough said.

    November 20, 2008 at 9:12 pm |
  178. Camille

    Haha. I think its necessary to recycle, but this is kind of drastic. I'll drink it if it's the only thing though. BOTTOMS UP!

    November 20, 2008 at 9:24 pm |
  179. Tanner

    I think that drinking recycled urine but if it is the only thing to drink you would have too

    November 20, 2008 at 9:28 pm |
  180. Ali

    THATS DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Recycyling PEE!!!! Wouldnt that just taste like pee water and who wants to drink pee water!!!! NOT ME! Ugh now i dont want to be a astronaut!!! (JK the dream is still alive)

    November 20, 2008 at 9:59 pm |
  181. Daniel

    To all who think it's disgusting, it's not like you have purified water every day when you're up in space. Well, technically, it is purified!! Purifying water is everywhere around the world (OR above it! dudun doosh), from purification tablets to life srtaw(tm), a straw that purifies water and adds a little taste. The instructions are simple: find water and drink as much as you need!

    November 20, 2008 at 10:18 pm |
  182. Kyle

    Well, even though it may sound disgusting we may have to turn to the sweat and urine recycling system. With less than three percent of the world's water being drinkable it's key conserve as much water as possible.

    November 21, 2008 at 11:04 am |
  183. alex

    oh man!!! that's nasty!!!! I don't think I wanna drink coffee.......oh well I just won't drink that kind

    November 21, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  184. kaity

    i think that that it would be nasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i know that it was in your body and i know that it came out of your body, and that it is good for the earth but i would never drink that i like CLEAN water.

    November 21, 2008 at 2:35 pm |
  185. Ryan

    If they made people drink it, they at least shouldn't tell them what it is. They should just give it to them and hope they don't get anyone sick. I sorta think it would leave chemicals and stuff they might poison you. Oh well, your loss.

    November 21, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  186. kayla

    I think that is so distgustin! Why would you want to drink your own urine when you can have your own water. I would never drink that in a thousand years! Problably never will become and astronaut if we would have to drink that!

    November 21, 2008 at 2:40 pm |
  187. Tom

    That is pretty cool but I wonder if the water tastes like chemicals or something. It is pretty nasty turning sweat and urine into something to drink.

    November 21, 2008 at 2:42 pm |
  188. Makayla

    I think that it's gross to turn pee and sweat into water. I guess it may be something good to have though. Your body produces these things and if something happens to the water suppley we would have a backup plan.

    November 21, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  189. Kevin

    Thats cool how they came up with a way to make drinking water out of sweat and urine but I would not drink it in a million years! But I kinda want to know what it is like?

    November 21, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  190. Danie

    I think that woild pretty disgusting. Just the thought of urine and sweat alone together is pretty gross. I would never drink that water!!

    November 21, 2008 at 2:50 pm |
  191. Lindsey

    I think that is disgusting. It is a very good and creative idea but I wouldn't be able to drink the water with knowing where it came from. Sweat is a little better than urine but they're both pretty gross.

    November 21, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  192. Nick

    Carl I have to say that kind of freaks me out. i mean turning sweat and URINE in to drinking water thats just flat out weird! But i guess its cool in a really weird way, making different types of things into drinking water thats pretty cool.

    November 21, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  193. Ariel

    That is gross. Yeah, it is good for the enviorment. But is it good for us?

    November 21, 2008 at 8:37 pm |
  194. Olivia

    You'll maybe get sick from it.

    November 23, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  195. John

    I think its pretty cool how they can turn your sweat and your pee into water but I would never drink from it

    November 24, 2008 at 11:05 am |
  196. Lacey

    I know if I was an astronaunt, I would be hesitant when drinking water that came from everybodies body on board, but if you think about it they are only speeding up the water cycle. so any water we drink has probably been inside something else stomach and gone through the other end. So you are drinking dinosaur pee but you'r okay with it because you don't have any idea where that glass of water you have in your hand actually came from.

    November 24, 2008 at 11:06 am |
  197. Alex

    I think that NASA has come up with a great idea to recycle urine. Although I don’t believe many people would really drink pee water. The only way I would drink it is if I was about to died. I never thought I would see someone drink pee.

    November 24, 2008 at 11:07 am |
  198. Ryan

    I would try at least one time to see how it tasted. If it didnt taste bad I would drink it again.

    November 24, 2008 at 12:50 pm |
  199. josh

    If people didnt know at first and put it in bottles and see if anyone realized it tast different then why not but if u can tast it then i wouldnt drink it no matter what unless u payed me alot of money

    November 24, 2008 at 12:51 pm |
  200. Emerson

    I think that this is a great way to recycle, especially in space where they can’t get a lot of recourses. I would defiantly try this.

    November 24, 2008 at 12:52 pm |
  201. Shelby

    I think this sounds really gross and disgusting i would personally never do it unless it was the last choice i had. But i guess you gotta do what you gotta do.

    November 24, 2008 at 12:56 pm |
  202. daniel

    i probably would drink the water..i mean its urine is already 95% water anyways

    November 24, 2008 at 7:50 pm |
  203. Geordan

    I porbley wouldn't drink my own urine. If it's the last thing to drink and I was going to die I would. If I become a astronut I would drink it but what else am I soppose to drink. We kind of already drink urine because water if filtered for that. Knowing it is my own urine I would not drink it.

    November 25, 2008 at 11:05 am |
  204. ~Sarah~

    That is gross......
    I would never ever drink that not even if that is all we had . It is just disgusting we are not supposed to drink our sweat and urine even if it is turned into nutritious drinking water...EWWWWWWWWWWW

    November 25, 2008 at 11:20 am |
  205. Olivia

    Well I honestly never wanted to be an astronaut. This is definitely ruining it for me though. I don't think that I would ever drink water that was recycled like that. I don't care how clean it is. I would only ever drink that water if I HAD to.

    November 25, 2008 at 11:23 am |
  206. Justin

    i think it would be cool to try that water

    November 25, 2008 at 1:25 pm |
  207. Bayan

    See, if i didnt know that and decided to drink that water, i would be like"this tastes wierd, but its okay."then if i knew it was filtered urin, it would taste 100 times worst.Sometimes knowledge is not thatgreat.sometimes.

    November 27, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
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    November 27, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  209. ginifer

    eew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i'm not drinkin that. thats nasty. id wrather not drink it. i have priorities. that im just will say no.
    huh?! cofee eans being recycled by cats thats not going to happen. luckily ido not like cofee. but my grandma does. yuck.please no ewww

    November 27, 2008 at 2:09 pm |
  210. Melissa

    Ewww, no thanks. . .
    But I guess its sometimes necessary to find something alternative. And of all things, coffee made from droppings? What on earth? I heard although that urine is completely sanitary. . .untill it hits the air anyway. . .

    November 28, 2008 at 8:36 pm |
  211. hannah

    No thanks...
    I don't think I would drink it if I knew what it was, maybe if I didn't know.

    November 29, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  212. Jared

    On Dec 4th we watched an amazing story about a girl that could fly an airplane with her feet. I could not imagine what she would go through everyday. On Friday in Mr. Auer's class he had us do just a few things with our feet. Pick a stone up with our feet and put in a bowl, pick a pencil up with our feet a if we were going to write, and finally we had to write with our feet. We tried to write our name and it was very hard.She does everything with her feet and I respect that.Just thinking about what I did today using my hands makes me realize what you have to do. She has become an idol to me. I know you helped motivate kids my age. You are the most amazing person. You did not give up. CNN-STUDENT NEWS-Thank you for this story-- Jared

    December 7, 2008 at 8:33 pm |
  213. muffin

    I'd choose NFL it would be funnner

    i just wanna go SKIING!!!!!!

    December 8, 2008 at 8:32 am |
  214. Kyasia

    Because the chances are slim to get a scholarship to this college I would most likely choose the scholarship. Football may be a very big deal for others but being chosen for a scholarship must mean something. Most likely if you are chosen it is probably something that you should definitely look into. Maybe there is a road ahead that has your name on it!


    December 8, 2008 at 10:03 am |
  215. mario

    i wont drink it

    December 8, 2008 at 10:32 am |
  216. mikayla

    sure why not have a dream but you have to realize that it is good for the environment and there's nothing wrong with it. It would be a good thing to have here on earth to with Going Green theme

    December 8, 2008 at 11:39 am |
  217. gabriela

    well carl,i think thats nasty,eww,i wouldnt even drink my own urine

    January 15, 2009 at 12:25 pm |