NASA Plans To Grow Plants On The Moon


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.

7 Comments on "NASA Plans To Grow Plants On The Moon"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Nov 30, 2013 at 7:22 pm |

    Five days of growth?! Science!

  2. InfvoCuernos | Nov 30, 2013 at 10:32 pm |

    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!

  3. kowalityjesus | Dec 1, 2013 at 12:35 am |

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

  4. Carlos Panzram | Dec 1, 2013 at 5:54 am |

    Suicide mission.

  5. Rhoid Rager | Dec 1, 2013 at 9:03 am |

    You can’t grow vegetables on a holographic projection.

  6. Rhoid Rager | Dec 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm |

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

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