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Interview with Christophe Lasseur: Linking space exploration and ecology with MELiSSA

Christophe Lasseur is the head of MELiSSA (“Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative”), a project with the objective of developing a regenerative life support system allowing to reproduce the main functions of the terrestrial ecosystem (production of water, oxygen) in a reduced mass and volume with extreme safety.

This project has significant applications in space exploration and on Earth itself, since it improves circularity and ecological processes. It is also described as the most successful circular economy project, since much of Melissa’s research is currently used on Earth as the method of industrialisation of the PCR test, but also a revolutionary method for nitrogen (used in fertilisers), the management of excrement and other applications.

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