A Brief History of Plant Habitats in Space

Kai Rasmussen — May 27th 2018

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… Read More

Let’s mow grass in space.

Kai Rasmussen — May 8th 2018

Did you fellas hear?  The Dragon has returned to Earth.  The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has returned with its latest loot haul from the International Space Station.  And it came back with some fresh grass clippings. The Dragon successfully touched down over the weekend with a load of science experiments ready for researchers.  Of importance to… Read More

New Frontiers: Tupperware for Plants in Space

Kai Rasmussen — May 3rd 2018

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). … Read More