[Global] Astronaut Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) checks a culture bag for the Space Algae experiment.
With algae to Moon and Mars. Understanding how to grow algae in space might be the key to a successful closed life support system in future spacecraft. And it helps us to better understand Earth's ecosystem, too. #Horizons pic.twitter.com/KPpEYvJ9E3
— Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) October 4, 2018
This experiment is exploring the potential of cultivating algae for recycling carbon dioxide and providing food for crew members on long space voyages. The culture bags are placed in the VEGGIE facility to promote growth over a few weeks with the samples returned to Earth for analysis.
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