Kai Rasmussen

Help Choose The Right Legume for Space!

Hello, fellow astrobotany enthusiasts!  It’s Kai, and I’ve got a quick announcement.  First off, I hope everyone is keeping well during the coronavirus outbreak. Take care of yourselves, and please stay safe and healthy.   Next, as far as astrobotany goes, I wanted to share an opportunity for all astrobotanists/educators/enthusiasts who want to get more involved …

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Shungiku, Red Romaine, and Mustard are being eyed as potential plant space crops

from a NASA PRESS RELEASE: Jess Bunchek, an associate scientist at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, observes plant cultivars inside the Veggie growth chamber in the Space Station Processing Facility prior to harvesting them on Sept. 30, 2019, for a science verification test (SVT). This SVT will study the potential of three plants – …

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Plant Hormone Group “Strigolactone” Investigated as a Key to Helping Plants in Space

The fact of the matter is: if you study plants in space- you’re going to eventually be studying fungi in space.  There is a very important relationship between a plant and a fungus that farmers, botanists, and plant enthusiasts all pay close attention to.  And now it’s one that astrobotanists are also closing in on.  …

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