World Majlis | Lessons from Space: Applying Approaches from Space to Fight Climate Change

How adopting practices of recycling by astronauts help us act sustainably.

Technological innovations developed for space exploration such as manned spaceflight offer rich potential for us here on Earth. At a time when efficient resource management is critical, we need to extract from the deep connection between space exploration and climate change.When in orbit, astronauts recycle everything on board, and learn to reproduce oxygen, water, and food from waste. They are trained to sustain prolonged periods in confined spaces and embrace their environment’s limitations by using innovative alternatives to their routines on Earth. How do we take these valuable lessons of circular living and self-sustaining approaches and apply them on this planet?

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