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NASA Project Looks To Grow Turnips And Basil On The Moon
2013-11-29 13:09:16

[ Watch the Video: NASA Aims For Future Lunar Farming Experiment ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA is planning to take its exploration of the moon to a new level by sowing the first seeds on the lunar surface by 2015. The space agency said it plans to develop a very simple sealed growth chamber that can support germination over a five to 10 day period in a spacecraft on the moon. “If we send plants and they thrive, then we probably can. Thriving plants are...

Space Station Crew Grow Plants Without Gravity
2012-12-07 15:45:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An experiment reported in the journal BMC Plant Biology studied the effects of growing plants without gravity, helping to disprove one theory about how gravity kick-started plant behaviors on Earth. Astronauts growing Arabidopsis plants on the International Space Station tried to determine what plant growth patterns could be influenced by gravity. Plant roots exhibit characteristic behaviors called "waving" and...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.