Evaluate different living conditions in the breeding of insects in order to integrate them into the astronauts’ diet.
I would like to conduct an experiment that would contribute to improving the nutritional qualities of a future crew of astronauts through an alternative food solution with a good yield for a minimum of space and energy used by using insects. There are very interesting contrary to the other living beings from different points of view: quantity of water needed, necessary space and emission of greenhouse gases. But the real asset of this source is its high capacity of food conversion. In the experiment I would like to study the viability and yield rate of 3 insect species such as species of the orthoptera, beetle and lepidopteran groups, under the living conditions of the Martian simulation station in comparison with a terrestrial control model.