Eeew. Only time will tell, but it sounds like a load of crap. (couldn’t resist).
According to a study commissioned by NASA, a crew of six astronauts would generate six tons of solid waste during a two-year trip to Mars. In "Harnessing the Power of Poop," SPACE.com says that NASA scientists have identified a bacteria, the Geobacter, found in the
Potomac riverin 1987, which could transform this waste into electricity. The bacteria would live in a membrane microbial fuel cell. There, they would catch electrons from human waste and produce electricity for use aboard a spacecraft or on a Martian colony. When these fuel cells pass the development stage, they would potentially be used on Earth, in our own homes, by recycling our own organic waste.
Monday, June 7, 2004
Human Poop to Power Mars Trips?
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