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Ingredients for Life: On Earth and in Space

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Subject: biology, chemistry, physiology, physics
Level: upper secondary
Language: Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Ελληνικά, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Norsk, Português, Suomi, Svenska
Type: support materials
Format: DVD and hi-res movie

On the International Space Station many of the Earth’s environmental support systems have already been engineered. Examining how some of these key technologies work, allows us to understand the vital ingredients that make Earth such an ideal place to live.

In the DVD 'Ingredients for Life: On Earth and in Space', aimed primarily at 16-18 year old students, we explore how ESA is dealing with these scientific and technological challenges, and we answer questions like: Why do we need water and oxygen? How do astronauts get the oxygen they need to survive in space?

The DVD has a duration of 31 minutes and can be downloaded as a high-resolution movie (317 MB).

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