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New Oxygen Recovery Systems Will Help NASA Astronauts Breathe Easier
2014-04-16 14:13:55

NASA For NASA's long-duration human spaceflight missions, travelers will need to recycle as much breathable oxygen in their spacecraft environments, as possible. To turn that need into a reality, NASA is seeking proposals for lightweight, safe, efficient and reliable systems for regenerating oxygen on future human exploration missions. The first of two phases of this new NASA solicitation will consist of a detailed design, development, fabrication, and testing of an advanced oxygen...

2014-04-15 12:22:14

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For NASA's long-duration human spaceflight missions, travelers will need to recycle as much breathable oxygen in their spacecraft environments, as possible. To turn that need into a reality, NASA is seeking proposals for lightweight, safe, efficient and reliable systems for regenerating oxygen on future human exploration missions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The first of two phases of this new NASA...

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2012-09-06 16:50:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new concept driven by NASA could see that future spacecraft are more efficient when it comes to astronauts relieving themselves. The design, called Water Walls, would be able to help process waste on a spaceship, all while protecting astronauts from radiation. Astronauts can thank mother nature for this design, because NASA said the Water Walls take an analogous approach to providing a life support system that is...

Spacesuit Redesign In Store For NASA Astronauts
2012-07-30 12:21:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After about 20 years, NASA has decided it´s about time to change out the astronaut wardrobe by developing a new spacesuit. NASA has its eyes set on some deep space missions in the coming years, including trips to a near-Earth object or Mars. Developing a new spacesuit for its astronauts is just another step to get it closer to its goal. The Z-1 prototype spacecraft and Portable Life Support System (PLSS) 2.0 test article is...

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2011-06-01 08:11:30

What would it take to make a manned mission to Mars a reality? A team of aerospace and textile engineering students from North Carolina State University believe part of the solution may lie in advanced textile materials. The students joined forces to tackle life-support challenges that the aerospace industry has been grappling with for decades. "One of the big issues, in terms of a manned mission to Mars, is creating living quarters that would protect astronauts from the elements "“...

2010-10-26 09:14:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has announced the successful activation of new hardware that will support water production services aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Sabatier system can create up to 530 gallons of water per year from byproducts of the station's Oxygen Generation System and Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly. The process...

2010-10-26 11:08:03

NASA has announced the successful activation of new hardware that will support water production services aboard the International Space Station. The Sabatier system can create up to 530 gallons of water per year from byproducts of the station's Oxygen Generation System and Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly. The process is named for Paul Sabatier, a 1912 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry. "This is an important step forward in NASA's commercialization endeavors and shows how successful private...

2010-10-19 07:37:16

Testing is now underway for human rating Bigelow Aerospace's Environmental Control and Life Support System in preparation of its 2015 launch of the Sundancer Module. Madison, WI (PRWEB) October 19, 2010 Bigelow Aerospace LLC, LasVegas, NV, has begun the process of human rating its Environmental Control and Life Support System. The contained volume humans in the loop testing is in preparation for the 2015 launch of Sundancer - an expandable module approximately 27ft long, 22ft in diameter,...

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2010-02-06 08:25:00

NASA scientists hope to better understand exactly how and why plants grow differently in space in an experiment named, Tropi. Future astronauts may be able to grow plants as part of life support systems on long-duration space missions to the moon or Mars. When space shuttle Endeavour hurtles into orbit after its Feb. 7 scheduled launch, it will carry plant and life science investigations and the Tropi experiment, along with six astronauts and a third connecting module, the Tranquility node,...

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2009-06-05 12:27:16

A pilot plant inaugurated yesterday in Barcelona, Spain, is testing regenerative life support system technologies that could one day recycle waste products and supply essential food, water and oxygen to humans living on the surface of the Moon or Mars. MELiSSA, short for Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative, is an artificial ecosystem to recover food, water and oxygen from waste (feces and urine), carbon dioxide and minerals. The laboratory will help in the development of...


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