MELiSSA Project (ESA)

Category: Comprehensive Status: Active Website: MELiSSA at ESA
Description: The European Space Agency's MELIiSSA (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative) research program "aims to develop the technology required for a future biological life support system for long term manned space missions." In fact, MELISSA claims to go "further than other recycling systems used on Mir or the International Space Station which purify water and recycle exhaled carbon dioxide", by attempting to "recycle organic waste for food production."
Related media title: ESA Closed Loop Life Support
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