Growing Plants on Mars

We want Mars

Mars, Mars, Mars Bars, Elon Musky, Mars, Mars… In recent years, it seems we’ve collectively set our sights on Mars as the most realistic choice to set down a human habitat. With its decent surface conditions and historical water presence, Mars simply makes the most sense to aim for as our next destination in space. Here at astrobotany, we know one thing we’re going to need on the Red Planet: plants! On this page, we’ll explore the concept of growing plants on Mars.

A NASA Future Concept of Life on Mars; Image Courtesy of NASA