NASA (Not A Smart Agency) has decided that it is going to pay up 19 million USD so the astronauts in space can drink recycled urine instead of water.
This is their attempt at solving re-entry problems. Assumption is, if astronauts have been drinking theirs (and their colleagues) recycled urine for weeks, they are going to actually look forward to a messed up re-entry and death instead of living with their loved ones NEVER kissing them for the rest of their lives.
The Russians are laughing all the way to the bank with this one. While socialism has collapsed, they have done the Americans over by getting them to PAY for drinking piss. I bet they are praising capitalism right about now! Bring on the Absolut and put some Tchaikovsky Comrade!