NASA’s trying to get astronauts to eat their own excrement. No, really.
A team of chemists and bioengineers from Clemson University were hired by NASA to find a sustainable approach to an astronaut’s diet, reports Science Alert. There have been multiple progressions in the process including growing their own romaine lettuce in space.
Now, they’re turning towards human feces.
The group were given a stipend of $200,000 a year for three years to figure out how to accomplish this unconventional feat.
Three years to make poop you can eat. Hopefully, some of that $200,000 goes towards making it tasty.