Astrobotany Research Drives Invention and Can Also Be Difficult…

Yesterday, myself and some other members of the lab headed over to the very cool Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building (the “WID”) to do some learning. The learning in question was a quick course on the basics of a new research device. One of our very talented engineers, Jerry Miao, is developing a much needed […]

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What Are Some of the Challenges of Growing Plants in Space?

We’ve created a new page, Challenges of the Void, which explores the factors of space that impact plant biology.  Check it out!  It’s in the lab. Here is what it entails so far. Surviving a Space Environment One of humanity’s greatest shifts was a switch from hunter-gatherer clans to an agrarian type society. By becoming stewards of […]

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We’ve Planted a Digital Garden (A Space Garden)

All of us here at astrobotany.com are pleased to show you the fruits of our labor: a brand new garden. All of the plants in our garden have been grown in space. So far we have planted zucchini and arabidopsis. Take a stroll through, if you like, and click on a plant to find out […]

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