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Is wind-power a viable backup power source for Mars One?

A question related to What power source options provide reliable and sustainable power generation for a Martian Colony, particularly the answer that solar and nuclear based energy sources being the ...
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What considerations have been made for waste produced during colonisation?

Has there been any practical investigations into potential resources to make colonisation as waste less as possible? Obviously I don't expect colonisers to be throwing crisp packets on the floor or ...
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Did Biosphere 2 make any discoveries later used on manned space flight?

Biosphere 2 operated as a closed entity for study of closed ecological systems for stints between 1991 to 1994. Given that the ISS has been continuously inhabited from 2000 to the present day, it ...
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What is the most sustainable method of recycling (human) solid waste on a manned space vessel?

After reading and answering James Jenkins's interesting question on wiping in space, I was curious about the usage of solid waste on a manned space vessel. In his question he mentions recycling solids ...