Self-Sustaining Space Station to be Tested in Beijing, China


    Four students from the University of Beijing have attempted to test a spacecraft that could find out how humans could survive in the spacecraft located away from the Earth on a different planet. The students would reprocess the entire environment of the planet starting from waste material till cutting off of the plants.

    Their aim is to develop an environment that will enable humans to live in a self-sustaining ecosystem. They will require minimum 200 days to carry out the test in order to explore the space environment. One of the student volunteers said, “It’s gonna be a very different experience for us. We will try to get something very astonishing out of this.”

    China’s President, Xi Jinping wants China to light up its flag in the space exploration. It has planned to throw up its first unmanned satellite towards the dusky part of the lunar moon by the end of 2018. This mission would allow the scientist to have a longer stay on the moon. Further, in 2036, it has also planned to send dozens of astronauts Our research will aim at exploring all the things that human need in his day to day life. We have carefully analyzed all the human requirements that would need when they hit the lunar surface.

    The foremost requirement would be the oxygen that should be made available in the space for the survival of the plants, animals and the microbes for recycling purpose. The volunteers further noticed that staying for a long period of time in such type of environment can lead to the psychological problems.

    Apart from this, the 200 days experiment carried out by the group of volunteers will enable them to figure out how living beings could survive without sunlight and what mental and physical changes they go through while living in this environment. They have already experimented this on animals and now they are looking forward to carrying out an experiment on human beings.