Using Spirulina to produce oxygen and food in space

[EU] European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti aboard the International Space Station talks about Spirulina algae with scientists of the ‘Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative’ program (MELiSSA).

Borlange Framtidsmuseet in Sweden, SCK-CEN in Mol, Belgium and University of Crete in Heraklion were chosen to host hundreds of students for a day full of space related experiments, activities, scientific lectures and an in-flight call with ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on the International Space Station. Full video from student Q & A session:

Test facilities for the carbon dioxide remediation and recycling system.
Test facilities for the carbon dioxide remediation and recycling system.

 

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