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Published by Scientific and Technical Information Division, Office of Technology Utilization, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; [for sale by the Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va.] in Washington .
Written in English


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Statementprepared by Ames Research Center.
SeriesNational Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA SP -- -134, NASA SP -- 134.
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Division.
LC ClassificationsTL1500 .C63 1966aa
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 227 p.
Number of Pages227
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19498503M

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THE CLOSED LIFE-SUPPORT SYSTEM Ames Research Center M o f f ett Fie Id, Culifo rn ia April , prepared by Ames Research Center Scient+ and Tecbnical In formation Division OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Washington, D.C. Assessment of Programs in Space Biology and Medicine 7 Closed Ecological Life Support Systems The closed ecological life support system (CELSS) program at NASA is attempting to create an integrated self-sustaining system capable of providing food, potable water, and a breathable atmosphere for space crews on long-term missions. Iosef I. Gitelson and Genry M. Lisovsky. Creation of Closed Ecological Life Support Systems function of the ecological human life support system – food production. Their contribution can amount to just %, as their biomass mainly contains proteins and nucleic acids, while normal human diet must predominantly contain Size: KB.   Enclosed ecosystem and life-support systems in sci-fi Closed Ecological System (CES) is a broad term that encompass any self-sustaining and closed system in which matter does not leave or enter. These artificial habitats can be built in space, underground, or underwater, but no matter where they are, chances are they are closed for a reason.

The MELISSA (Micro-Ecological Life Support Alternative) project was initiated in It is intended as a tool to gain understanding of closed life Author: Christophe Lasseur. Microbial ecology of the closed artificial ecosystem MELiSSA (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative): Reinventing and compartmentalizing the Earth's food and oxygen regeneration system. Alexia Lindale knows her new case is a matter of life and death. She doesn't have a clue what it will do to her heart and soul. From the Christy-award-winning author of The List, The Trial, and The Sacrifice comes this twisting tale of tough decisions, mixed motives, and mysterious, healing grace.. Baxter Richardson survived a fall from a cliff while hiding in the mountains/5(). CO2 Removal. The closed cabin of a spacecraft requires a system that can remove carbon dioxide produced by the crew, other living organisms, and chemical processes, such as the oxidation of waste materials. In early and current U.S. spacecraft (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and the Space Shuttle), nonregenerable lithium hydroxide has been used to.

  The chapter reviews the terminology of the field, the history and current work on closed ecological systems, bioregenerative space life support and biospherics in Japan, Europe, Russia, and the United States where they have been most by: Closed ecosystem. ESA is testing closed-loop life-support systems on Earth and in space. A pilot plant in Barcelona, Spain, aims to support a number of rats indefinitely in a comfortable habitat – a complete ecosystem shut off from our environment created with one purpose: to keep the rats healthy and happy. Controlled (or closed) ecological life-support systems (acronym CELSS) are a self-supporting life support system for space stations and colonies typically through controlled closed ecological systems, such as the BioHome, BIOS-3, Biosphere 2, . Characterizing Biological Closed-Loop Life Support Systems for Thermal Control and Revitalization of Spacecraft Cabin Environments.