Sustaining human lives in outer space

K. C. Ting, Peter P. Ling, Gene A. Giacomelli

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A mission aboard a space vehicle to other planets takes time. To sustain life, the space crew's three basic needs including air, water and food need to be replenished. Today, researchers are studying alternatives to meet these needs considering the special circumstances related to space travel. Efforts to develop bioregenerative life support systems (BLSS) are underway. Over the years, NASA has been providing leadership in developing BLSS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-8
Number of pages2
JournalResource: Engineering and Technology for Sustainable World
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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