Skip to comments.Scientists have found a way to convert human waste into a Vegemite-like food for astronauts
Posted on 01/28/2018 7:04:33 PM PST by BenLurkin
ASTRONAUTS on missions to Mars and beyond could soon survive off a Vegemite-like substance made from human waste.
Scientists have just developed the method which uses microbes to break down solid and liquid waste.
Whats left behind is a microbial goo thats high in protein and fat essential qualities for food sources needed for long space voyages.
Imagine if someone were to finetune our system so that you could get 85 per cent of the carbon and nitrogen back from waste into protein without having to use hydroponics or artificial light, Professor House said.
That would be a fantastic development for deep-space travel. Its faster than growing tomatoes or potatoes.
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My nephew recently told me he wants to be an astronaut, and I was supportive. Now I have to talk him out of it.
Hmmm... I wonder what the name of the sandwich will be???!!!
>>My nephew recently told me he wants to be an astronaut, and I was supportive. Now I have to talk him out of it.
The Mars mission will probably result in disaster, so eating processed poop is the least of his worries.
This should drastically reduce the number of applicants.
If you’ve ever tasted vegemite you might think that they have already done that.
The jokes just write themselves...
Sounds like he might not be an astronaut.
eat ____ and die- local school yard taunt
“this space food tastes like CRAP!”
Gives new meaning to the phrase “tastes like crap” ;)
I have, and I completely agree with you.
The final nail in the coffin of the “peak food” argument......
Ew! Just... Ew!
Ill have the Solyent Green instead, garçon.
“All we have on the menu is Soylent Brown.”
Boy oh boy what a day man some chit and tang sounds delish
I think I’ll stay on Earth.
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