Cadets Rafferty ’21 and Wait ’23 Modeling for a Lunar Base

Cadets Rafferty ’21 and Wait ’23 Modeling for a Lunar BaseOur students are asking big, bold, and important questions that will impact the future. Here, CDT Tom Rafferty ’21 and CDT Marley Wait ’23, members of a larger Chemistry & Life Science and Geography & Environmental Engineering “Space Waste Team,” are modeling anticipated methane production from anaerobic co-digestion on a future lunar base. Ultimately, their initial research question is “what mass of astronaut waste is required to produce one gram of bioplastic?" What a great example of the power of curiosity and collaboration!

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