Plants in Space

Star Gardens  

‘Plants in Space’ sounds like it could be the title of an upcoming science fiction blockbuster or a lost David Bowie track, however the study of how plants survive space travel is a bustling field at the moment. Advances in space travel have made it possible for our continued steps in exploring our solar system. Growing plants on board space-faring vessels or in established colonies will help us survive long journeys for a variety of reasons. Having plants growing off-world can help rejuvenate air, supply food, and provides a critical connection to the planet such expeditions leave behind. Extraterrestrial gardens are not as simple as you might think, however…

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