Six steps to clean lunar living

Scientists design a self-sustaining lunar habitat that would make Al Gore proud.

Astronauts will probably miss out on the luxurious quarters and gourmet meals planned for space tourists, but moon living may be cushier than expected.

Luna Gaia, a habitat designed by an international team of scientists, engineers and graduate students, provides up to a dozen astronauts with fresh vegetables, fish, spacious rooms and clean drinking water (albeit recycled from their own urine).

Read the full report at Popular Science: "The Green Side of the Moon"

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