AstroPlant green light | 7/5/2017 | Staff
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The latest prototype of the AstroPlant citizen science project has gotten the green light for production. AstroPlant is a desktop greenhouse that allows people to collect data on potential crops to grow in space.

The lights, heatsinks and extension shields imaged above are some of the components that future space farmers will need to build their own kits.

Agriculture - Settlements - Earth - Game - Changer

Just as agriculture revolutionized human settlements on Earth, it will also be a game changer in space. Crews on long missions to and on the Moon will need to be as self-sufficient and sustainable as possible so growing food is crucial.

But first we need more information on what to grow.

Enter - AstroPlant - Initiative - Border - Sessions

Enter the AstroPlant initiative. It was born at the annual Border Sessions technology conference in 2016 asking home-gardeners, schools, urban farmers and other enthusiasts to nourish seeds selected by ESA's Micro-Ecological Life...
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