The ISS Now Has an “Algae Bioreactor” Generating Oxygen and Food

The ISS is about to test a new algae bioreactor that turns carbon dioxide to food and breathable oxygen. If it works, it could allow deep space missions.

Fresh Air The air on the International Space Station (ISS) might get a whole lot fresher. Astronauts are about to start testing out a new device called a “Photobioreactor,” according to Space.com, which uses living algae to convert carbon dioxide to breathable oxygen and produce edible food. Unlike Matt Damon, real astronauts can’t live on potato […]

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