Waste Management: Project Mercury to the Space Station

by Anthony M. Wachinski, US Air Force Acad, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space


This paper presents my perceptions of the design of waste management systems for manned space flights. I'll follow the evolution of waste management from the early Mercury and Gemini flights to the Space Transportation System.

Subject Headings: Space life support systems | Waste management | Space stations | Flight | Mercury (chemical) | Systems management | Wastewater management

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