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Urine space and need new parts? Researchers breathe life into space-made objects Print E-mail
Imagine you're on your way to Mars and a crucial tool floats away to outer space during a spacewalk. Not to worry, you'll simply re-enter your spacecraft and use microorganisms to convert your urine and exhaled carbon dioxide into chemicals to make a new one. That's one of the ultimate goals of scientists who are developing ways to make long space trips feasible.

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