Prior to any life support design and development, it is important to check the performance of the considered system in space environments. Regarding MELiSSA these experiments have generally elaborated/validated via International competition (e.g. IlSRA), then developed by the space industry.
Precursors of a Food Production Unit (PFPU)
Food in space:
Power bar with Goji, chocolate and spirulina with Samantha and Stefano