growing food in space

Astronaut Food Will Lose Nutrients on Long-Duration Missions. NASA is Working on a Fix

Astronauts on board the International Space Station are often visited by supply ships from Earth with food among other things.…

2 months ago

Earth's Smallest Flowering Plant Can Handle 20X Earth's Gravity

Astronauts need to eat, and they need to breathe. That means, for long-duration missions, they are going to need to…

8 months ago

Plants can grow in lunar regolith, but they’re not happy about it

NASA is sending astronauts back to the Moon by the end of this decade, and hope to send humans to…

2 years ago

Microbes May Help Astronauts Turn Human Waste Into Food

Researchers at Penn State are developing methods of turning human waste into food. And microbes, not plants, would provide the…

6 years ago

Designing The Hanging Gardens Of Mars

Scientists are working on a system of growing food for astronauts while away from Earth for extended periods of time.

7 years ago