[India] Ever since Aakas Sadasivam, an aeronautical engineer, learnt about the nutritional properties of spirulina, a multicellular algae, it Continue reading How this company is changing the way we consume vitamins and minerals
[Congo, EU] Looking for food that could be harvested by astronauts far from Earth, researchers focused on spirulina, which has been Continue reading Space algae fights malnutrition in Congo
[USA] An experiment that started with high school students could have the potential to revolutionize how astronauts get oxygen on the International Space Station. Continue reading NASA launches Rocky experiment
[USA] The brainchild of four Traverse City West Senior High School students will be sent up to space. Continue reading 10th grade science students’ project will go to International Space Station
[USA] Flying astronauts all the way to Mars, as in the new movie “The Martian,” presents a vast array of extremely complex technical hurdles. Continue reading University of Tulsa professors looking to create edible algae for space travel
[USA] The question of how to find a sustainable water source in space has been answered with bodily fluids – but the Russians don’t like it. Continue reading Why do NASA astronauts drink Russian pee on the International Space Station?
[USA] Perhaps you saw the news recently about astronauts in the International Space Station eating their first home grown lettuce? It’s just a beginning, but in the future, could they grow all their own food and get all their oxygen from plants? Continue reading Robert Walker: Lettuces now, what next – Could astronauts get all their oxygen and food from algae or plants?
[USA] US space agency NASA wants to turn human waste into food so that astronauts sustain on deeper space missions, including Mars.
Researchers at Clemson University in Continue reading NASA wants to recycle human excreta into food
[EU] Arthrospira platensis was literally on the tip of everyone’s tongue last week when approximately 600 students from Sweden, Belgium and Greece participated in a multi-site in-flight call with ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. Continue reading European Space Agency: Food from Spirulina project concludes
[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). Continue reading Using Spirulina to produce oxygen and food in space