Human spaceflight

Built of sheet aluminum for ductility, corrosion resistance and UV-stability. A spacecraft has to provide shelter, water, food, fuel, waste management, clothing, fresh air, sunlight, gravity, temperature control, humidity control and protection from the elements (natural disasters, pressure differential & radiation).
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Plants and fish are grown in torus-shaped tubes, consisting of 50% water, 50% air. Designed with sealable openings at the bottom, top and center, allowing aeration no matter the position of spacecraft. Combines the principles of humanure farming with vertical gardening and aquaponics to allow food production. The purpose of this is to supplement our stored food. Duckweed, rinsed with iodine solution.

Plants and fish are grown in torus-shaped tubes, consisting of 50% water, 50% air. Designed with sealable openings at the bottom, top and center, allowing aeration no matter the position of spacecraft. Combines the principles of humanure farming with vertical gardening and aquaponics to allow food production. The purpose of this is to supplement our stored food. Duckweed, rinsed with iodine solution.

In addition to exhaled CO2, people also emit small amounts of other gases. Methane, ammonia, acetone, methyl alcohol and carbon monoxide. Air onboard spacecraft is first pumped through photobioreactors to convert CO2 into oxygen. After this step, the resulting air is run at high pressure through a fixed bed packed with different adsorbents, only letting through oxygen and argon. Impurities are subsequently desorbed at low pressure as an off-gas stream and incinerated.

In addition to exhaled CO2, people also emit small amounts of other gases. Methane, ammonia, acetone, methyl alcohol and carbon monoxide. Air onboard spacecraft is first pumped through photobioreactors to convert CO2 into oxygen. After this step, the resulting air is run at high pressure through a fixed bed packed with different adsorbents, only letting through oxygen and argon. Impurities are subsequently desorbed at low pressure as an off-gas stream and incinerated.

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. Takes care of bacteria and viruses. Used for air and water (in aquaponic system)

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. Takes care of bacteria and viruses. Used for air and water (in aquaponic system)

Photovoltaic array to directly convert sunlight to electricity.

Photovoltaic array to directly convert sunlight to electricity.

Heat pump/radiator and condenser in one. The panel is shaded from sunlight and aligned toward the cold void of deep space. Dissipates heat away from spacecraft by emitting thermal radiation, reclaims water from air through condensation.

Heat pump/radiator and condenser in one. The panel is shaded from sunlight and aligned toward the cold void of deep space. Dissipates heat away from spacecraft by emitting thermal radiation, reclaims water from air through condensation.

Torus-shaped spacecraft. Allows for artificial gravity. Rocket engine and fuel storage placed in the hole in the middle of the torus design. Storage space built into ceiling around central "pillar".

Torus-shaped spacecraft. Allows for artificial gravity. Rocket engine and fuel storage placed in the hole in the middle of the torus design. Storage space built into ceiling around central "pillar".

Calorie-dense, complete nutrition food bars. Various combinations of legumes and grains, with vegetable oil added to increase caloric density. Powdered multivitamins and mineral supplements are also added.

Calorie-dense, complete nutrition food bars. Various combinations of legumes and grains, with vegetable oil added to increase caloric density. Powdered multivitamins and mineral supplements are also added.

Ellipsoidal photobioreactors for spirulina production. Mounted on floor and ceiling (before artificial gravity). Reactor cells connected by tubes through 6 float- and pressure release valves (1 at each end, 4 in middle) on each cell, allowing uninterrupted airflow and CO2-sharing. Air pump moves air through system, particle filter separates edible biomass from hydroponic solution, reverse osmosis filter turns hydroponic solution into potable water.

Ellipsoidal photobioreactors for spirulina production. Mounted on floor and ceiling (before artificial gravity). Reactor cells connected by tubes through 6 float- and pressure release valves (1 at each end, 4 in middle) on each cell, allowing uninterrupted airflow and CO2-sharing. Air pump moves air through system, particle filter separates edible biomass from hydroponic solution, reverse osmosis filter turns hydroponic solution into potable water.

structural condition and collect temperature, pressure and radiation data.

structural condition and collect temperature, pressure and radiation data.

Electrical resistance heater (just in case)

Electrical resistance heater (just in case)

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