|Once on the surface of Mars, astronauts will be able to find water.|
By Robert W. Armijo
“We got the dehydration process down pat,” said a NASA spokesman. “It’s the re-hydration process that we’re having trouble with.”
If proven successful, astronauts will be dehydrated while on earth, launched into space and then re-hydrated as they approach the red planet.
With water being such a precious commodity aboard the spacecraft, only one astronaut will be permitted to remain awake during the journey to Mars.
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“All calculations prove the ship Orion (see photo on left) can only carry enough water on-board to sustain one person for the long flight to Mars,” said NASA.
The duty to re-hydrate the fellow crew members will fall to that one lone astronaut.
"That’s not the problem though,” said NASA, explaining the situation. “The problem is finding an astronaut with a big enough bladder, as they will be required to re-hydrate the entire crew with their own urine."
“If it works, it will be as if they were in suspended animation,” said NASA. “Hey, maybe we should give that a try first?”
NASA is also said to be experimenting with a freeze dried process.
However, that is not going as well.
“You know, it works and everything,” said NASA. “But our astronauts keep complaining about the freezer burn.”
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