Plumbing in Space

While water is in abundance on Earth, getting it into space is a costly task. To get a single gallon of water into outer space costs approximately $49,800. Since each crewmember in space needs about 10,000 pounds of water, it costs $420 million a year to provide water to astronauts.

In this infographic, explores the ways in which crews conserve and reuse water and the difficulties they face when using plumbing in space.

Plumbing In Space


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