16 – Closed Ecological Systems (feat. Morgan Irons)

Living and working in a remote place requires more than just food, water, shelter and air. If we're serious about maintaining the health of our future Martian astronauts, we'll need to pay close attention to the mental health, and we'll need to figure out a way to make food sustainable. The idea of farming on Mars isn't new, but the ideas of Morgan Irons, founder and Chief Science Officer of Deep Space Ecology, certainly push them forward. Her "three-zone model" promises to create a closed ecological system that won't collapse under pressure. Morgan joins us to tell us all about her startup and the way she sees future habitats working. Links Deep Space Ecology website (Twitter/Instagram) Morgan's Twitter Morgan's GoFundMe The Mars Epoch X3 Design Fly-through WeMartians Theme Song is "RetroFuture" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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