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Cozmosis22
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posted 09-27-2012 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Prototype Wash Water Renovation System" designed and built for NASA during the 1980s. It is a large (and heavy) full size unit from back when the space agency was contemplating onboard astronaut water filtration for extended stay shuttle missions.

Came from a GSA auction and has been in safe storage for many years. After the Challenger accident the "long duration shuttle missions" plan was terminated. It has all the appropriate paperwork. It lights up when plugged in; and as built it is currently wired for standard 110volt power source.

Am posting here at cS for a while before going elsewhere. Note, this unflown prototype is a one-of-a-kind device and part of the once-grand plans NASA had for the reusable Space Transportation System.

Cozmosis22
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posted 03-11-2014 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This 1980's prototype device is still available. Any opinions regarding the relative value or perceived relevance of this hardware artifact would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

pupnik
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posted 03-11-2014 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pupnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A very cool item but one I doubt I could make a realistic offer on, much less make a good guess on its value due to how unique it is. There's just nothing else to really compare its value to.

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posted 03-20-2014 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for liftoff   Click Here to Email liftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could you please send me your e-mail address? guido.schwarz@swissspacemuseum.ch

Cozmosis22
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posted 03-21-2014 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by liftoff:
Could you please send me your e-mail address?

Yes, indeed.

Cozmosis22
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posted 07-04-2014 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This closed-loop water purification gizmo is still available.

Cozmosis22
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posted 01-18-2015 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Will let this prototype environment-friendly water-recycling invention go for a mere $400K, or best offer. Have been unable to confirm; but am guessing that it originally cost NASA well into seven digits.

Thanks in advance and happy collecting everyone!

Cozmosis22
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posted 06-14-2015 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This rare research item is still available.

These are the exact physical dimensions.

...as noted in the unit's "Operation & Maintenance Manual."

Cozmosis22
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posted 09-09-2015 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This unique gizmo is looking for a new home. Make an offer.

Will provide free secure delivery anywhere in the continental U.S.

Cozmosis22
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posted 03-09-2016 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In accordance with the new plan to add pricing on all For Sale threads will put a number on this historical prototype unit. Three hundred thousand for this unique piece which will hopefully find it's way into a museum some day.

cfreeze79
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posted 03-09-2016 11:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cfreeze79   Click Here to Email cfreeze79     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unique and rare doesn't always equal valuable. I mean, it is a hand washer. It once belonged to NASA, sure... but it was to (conceptually) wash hands. And it wasn't even flown!

I gotta know, is it still functional? Can I install it in my basement (which is a personal museum of sorts, with lots of great items!) as a personal sanitation station?

Cozmosis22
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posted 03-10-2016 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is a bit more than a glorified hand washer, LOL. It was designed to be a closed loop water reuse system.

This unit plugs into a standard US 110v wall socket and the system lights up. To make it actually function would need new filters. Guess one could re-plumb it to have it be a sort of an exotic sink.

Here are a couple of Abstracts regarding this prototype.

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