Month: May 2018

A Brief History of Plant Habitats in Space

It’s fairly common knowledge: where you grow a plant makes all the difference.  Botanists, gardeners, and farmers alike have worked for thousands of years to perfect plant growth in any environment.  From the fields of the Midwestern United States to the arid climate of the Middle East, humans will grow plants wherever they’re needed.  And …

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New Frontiers: Tupperware for Plants in Space

Target, Budweiser, and now… Tupperware joins the list of companies ready to do their part for the field of astrobotany.  Yes, you read that right, it’s everyone’s favorite container brand!  Meal prepping goes to space. Alas, it’s not Tupperware containers, but rather a sophisticated piece of equipment called the Passive Orbital Nutrient Delivery System (PONDS).  …

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