Gallery: Veggies in Space!: NASA To Test Mini Greenhouses Aboard Rocket...

 

One of the biggest misconceptions about space travel is that if we send people to Mars, they will have to survive on liquid meals the entire time. But then again packing 18 months worth of food for a potential trip to the red planet would weigh up to three tons! As an alternative, NASA has theorized that any long-term mission would mean the crew would have to grow fruit and vegetables, possibly in a garden or plant nursery on the ship. With this in mind, they have begun testing prototype greenhouses for growing veggies in space.

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