Space Station & Lunar/Mars Life Support Research

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by Winston Huff, Lockwood Greene Engineers, Nashville, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space III:

Abstract: The first part of this paper will report on the tests now being conducted by the Environmental Control and Life Suport Systems (ECLSS) at Marshall Space Flight Center. The findings of these studies and the developed systems will provide insight into the special problems of space. The second part of the paper will report of the developments of the beginnings of NASA's research into long term space flights and Lunar/Mars stations. The findings of the Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS) that uses plants for air revitalization, water purification and food production will be reported.

Subject Headings: Space life support systems | Space stations | Flight | Ecosystems | Control systems | Lifeline systems | Federal government |

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