NASA Plans To Grow Plants On The Moon

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The new balanced diet includes space fruits. The Independent reports:

NASA has announced plans to grow plants on the moon by 2015 in a project designed to further humanity’s chances of successfully colonising space. If successful, the Lunar Plant Growth Habitat team will make history by seeding life from Earth on another celestial body for the first time, paving the way for humans to set up more permanent habitation.

NASA plans to deliver the payload via the Moon Express lander, a commercial spacecraft enrolled in the Google Lunar X Prize. Seeds will include Arabidopsis, basil, and turnips,” said NASA officials in a press release.

Partial gravity and lunar radiation will need to be accounted for, although the plants will travel with their own water reservoir and enough air for five days of growth. Cameras and sensors will monitor the plants and send data back to Earth.

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  • Anarchy Pony

    Five days of growth?! Science!

  • InfvoCuernos

    They’re going to grow weed at a super-secret NASA facility on the Moon to circumvent the UN and finance their War on Aliens! First with a new conspiracy!

    • Anarchy Pony

      Sounds like astro foil.

  • kowalityjesus

    Why don’t they send some bugs that eat plants? It would make it last longer.

  • Carlos Panzram

    Suicide mission.

  • Rhoid Rager

    You can’t grow vegetables on a holographic projection.

  • Rhoid Rager

    Actually homicide mission, since I doubt the seeds are choosing to be launched up there.

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