the lab




astrobotany the lab

I love plants. You love plants.  The question is: how can we help them thrive in a space environment? Plants are good at taking care of themselves on earth. They have complex biological systems: highly ordered and optimized to draw energy and respond to the environment. How does this change in space? How does a plant go from plentiful sunlight and access to water to  microgravity and minimal resources? Let’s find out in the lab.

Laboratory Resources

  1. Challenges of the Void (Surviving a Space Environment)
  2. Experimental Design for Spaceflight Plant Biology
  3. Genetic Expression and Spaceflight

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