NASA’s inflatable greenhouse could feed astronauts on Mars


One of the biggest problems we still have to solve when it comes to sending humans to live on the moon or Mars is food. The spacefarers can’t exactly take years’ or a lifetime’s worth of food with them, and not every plant can grow in native Martian conditions. To conjure up a possible solution to the issue, NASA scientists at the Kennedy Space Center are developing an inflatable cylindrical greenhouse for outer space with the University of Arizona. The Prototype Lunar/Mars Greenhouse project uses what’s called “bioregenerative life support system” that mimics Earth’s environment to be able to grow plants outside our planet.  More >>

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