Portable water?

Astronauts work on space station water recycler

“We want to get this system running as soon as possible so we can process urine and verify that we have good portable water coming out the other side,” said station flight engineer Sandra Magnus during an in-flight interview.

Should portable not be potable? As in… drinkable?

James W.

Of course. We corrected: GBU Editor

Following a space-to-Earth news conference on November 21, 2008 members of the International Space Station and Space Shuttle Endeavour crew posed for a group portrait on the orbital outpost. Astronaut Donald Pettit appears at photo center. Just below Pettit is astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshin-Piper. Clockwise from her position are astronauts Shane Kimbrough, Steve Bowen, Eric Boe, Chris Ferguson and Michael Fincke, along with cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, and astronauts Sandra Magnus and Gregory Chamitoff in this photo released by NASA November 22, 2008. REUTERS/NASA

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