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Tech & Science Scientists Grow Plants in Antarctica for Mars Trip

01:40  10 april  2018
01:40  10 april  2018 Source:   popularmechanics.com

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German Scientists Grow Salad in Antarctica for Future Mars Colony - www.thedailymeal.com. Trip Tips. Antarctic Veggies: Practice For Growing Plants On Other Planets - www.npr.org. Scientists there are developing greenhouses for a potential Mars colony.

Growing plants without sun or soil could help future astronauts eat well on the long road to Mars .

If we are ever to send people to Mars, humans will need to know they can harvest a steady supply of food.© MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images If we are ever to send people to Mars, humans will need to know they can harvest a steady supply of food. If we ever send humans to Mars, those humans are going to need a steady supply of food. It’s unlikely we’ll be able to send several months worth of sustenance along with the astronauts, which means they'll need to learn how to farm in space.

To figure out the logistics of space farming, a group of scientists at a research station in Antarctica have been developing methods to grow plants without sun or soil. According to reports, the first batch of vegetables have been harvested.

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The Eden-ISS lab has grown vegetables in Antarctica without soil or sun as part of research into how to grow food on Mars . Scientists at Germany's Neumayer Station III in Antarctica have just harvested a crop of vegetables grown in the unlikely location of their Antarctic lab.

The experiment was conducted at Germany’s Neumayer Station III near the Antarctic coast. The station set up a greenhouse to grow several different types of plants with optimized lighting, a closed water system, and controlled carbon dioxide levels.

Scientists have successfully grown plants near the Antarctic coast.© BELLENGER/AFP/Getty Images Scientists have successfully grown plants near the Antarctic coast. By this first harvest, the scientists had managed to grow 8 pounds of salad greens, 18 cucumbers, and 70 radishes, which is probably more radishes than anyone needs. The scientists hope that by May, the greenhouse will produce around 10 pounds of vegetables per week.

That’s good news for a potential Mars mission, although of course there are plenty of other hurdles before we land a person on the Red Planet. Still, its' good news that we can grow veggies at the end of the Earth.

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The ability to grow plants in limited conditions is aessential for the future of deep-space exploration. Scientists at Germany’s Neumayer Station III in Antarctica have just harvested a crop of NASA estimates that a trip to Mars and back would require thousands of pounds of food; just four crew

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