which algae is used in space?

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Chlorella has been considered to be used in the space because of quite plenty of reasons. NASA is developing a way to make the space exploration in humans easier. The primary purpose of the algae is to provide oxygen, consume the carbon dioxide exhaled by humans and convert the nitrogen-filled wastes. 

Chlorella is promising because it proves to be a good food source for human consumption and energy. Chlorella contains high levels of iron, vitamins and amino acids. They also found out that it can grow and multiply in the presence of sunlight, carbon dioxide, small amount of minerals and water.



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