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Harry Coumnas Has Designed a Greenhouse to Produce Oxygen for Astronauts

Friday, May 12, 2017 4:42
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Scientist Harry Coumnas has designed an inflatable greenhouse that astronauts can use to grow fresh food and produce oxygen. The blueprint involves an inflatable and deployable greenhouse to support plant production for air revitalization, nutrition, and water recycling. 

Harry Coumnas says “We are trying to imitate what plants do on Earth and make use of this process for life support. The entire system of lunar greenhouse is a small biological system that is present on the Earth. These lunar greenhouses are being tested to ensure that the system adequately supports a crew of astronauts when they are on a mission.” The astronauts exhale carbon dioxide which can be used by plants and they can generate oxygen through photosynthesis. 

About Harry Coumnas

Harry Coumnas is a renowned planetary scientist who is currently working on his dream project of developing a greenhouse that could support astronauts when they are in outer space for a mission. Currently, he is working with one of the world’s leading astronomical agencies. Harry wants to develop long term methods that can help sustain pioneers working in deep space. He has grown many plants and vegetables aboard the International Space Station. His innovative approach uses plants to scrub carbon dioxide, and provide food and oxygen. Harry Coumnas was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his Master’s in Planetary Science from one of the most prestigious Universities in the country. 

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