A bio-regenerative life support system in Beihang University in Beijing has supported a group of four volunteers lived in a self-contained cabin for 200 days in Beijing.

Credit: CGTN

Yuegong-1 is a 150-square-meter lab designed to observe how animals, plants, and micro-organisms can co-exist in a lunar environment. The volunteers planted crops and managed waste according to a recycling system. Only two percent of the supplies came from outside the facility.

Thirty student researchers committed to the Yuegong-1 project.

Lunar base

According to the CGTN report, China plans to send astronauts to the Moon by 2036. The drills in Yuegong-1 provide the scientific support needed for such a mission.

Credit: Beihang University

“The lunar base project gives us a better understanding of what it’s like to live and conduct explorations on the Moon over a longer period of time,” said Wang Jun from the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

“We’ll also need this kind of system if we go to Mars,” said Wang.

Go to this CGTN video about the Yuegong-1 and the student volunteers at:


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