Like a story straight out of Hollywood, in this week’s From KNOW-HOW to WOW astronaut Mike Foale chats to Melena and Geoff about living on a space station with no power after a crash with a cargo ship - and how he is still here to tell the tale. For the techie stuff, Mike also explains why space engineers rely on fuel cells to power space shuttles. And Bosch experts Tobias Beck and Markus Ohnmacht tell us how a Solid Oxile Fuel Cell (SOFC) can support the renewable energy landscape down on earth now. They paint a picture of energy generation independent of big power plants, with an electricity and heat source that doesn’t have an exhaust and only produces water.
Facts and progress collision animation with MIR: https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4225/multimedia/progress-collision.htm