Turning Human Waste Into Plastic, Nutrients Could Aid Long – Distance Space Travel




Getting to Mars is on our minds back here on Earth, and when it comes to space travel, recycling is a space traveler’s best friend – pee included! Today we’re looking at a brilliant new potential use for pee in space, and URINE for a surprise, it flows a bit farther than drinking water!
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Imagine you’re on your way to Mars, and you lose a crucial tool during a spacewalk. Not to worry, you’ll simply re-enter your spacecraft and use some microorganisms to convert your urine and exhaled carbon dioxide (CO2) into chemicals to make a new one. That’s one of the ultimate goals of scientists who are developing ways to make long space trips feasible.
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