Algae bioreactor on Space Station could make oxygen, food for astronauts

Samantha Mathewson reports in Space.com that astronauts on the International Space Station will begin testing an innovative algae-powered bioreactor to assess its feasibility for future long-duration space missions.The algae-powered bioreactor…

Looking for algae growth genes in space

Amy Thompson writes in Space.com that SpaceX successfully launched its 15th Space Station cargo-resupply mission on Friday, June 29; carrying a payload of experiments designed to better understand how astronauts can have access to fresh foods and grow their own in space. This mission — dubbed VEG-03G…