Talk for European Space Agency: Fusing technology and organic life

posted Feb 20, 2010, 4:26 PM by Diego Maranan   [ updated Feb 20, 2010, 4:30 PM by Diego S. Maranan ]
In March 2009, Angelo Vermeulen gave a talk about his science/art projects for ESA’s MELiSSA research group. His talk focused on Biomodd. MELiSSA (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative) has been conceived as a micro-organisms and higher plants based ecosystem intended as a tool to gain understanding of the behaviour of artificial ecosystems, and for the development of a future regenerative life support system for long term manned space missions, e.g. a lunar base or a mission to Mars.

(Left: Angelo with Pierre Rebeyre, head of ESA's Life Support division)