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

Let’s Grow Cotton in Space.

Kai Rasmussen — Apr 26th 2018

Last year, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announced the ISS Cotton Sustainability Challenge, supported by Target.  With a focus on making cotton production more sustainable,  select labs across the country have been tasked with making these experiments a reality. The astrobotany.com team is excited to hear that the University of… Read More

One-Year Anniversary of Astrobotany.com

Kai Rasmussen — Feb 19th 2018

Today is officially the one year anniversary of astrobotany.com.  When I started this website a little over a year ago, I had no idea what direction it would take.  I’m proud to say that we’ve hit many major milestones.  Let’s take a look back at one year of the best website on the internet. Stats… Read More

Blog: Crossing Disciplines – And a Foray into Talk Shows

Kai Rasmussen — Jan 30th 2018

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. For me, the higher I’ve gone in biological sciences, the more I’ve realized how much individual fields blend and overlap with each other.  This is something I considered… Read More

Blog: Introducing AstroBlockChainBotany.com – Just Kidding!

Kai Rasmussen — Jan 25th 2018

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for astrobotany.com, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested. Crypto Astrobotany.com is now astroblockchainbotany.com!!  Just kidding!  Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin or litecoin have been very hot in the news cycle nowadays.  You may have heard that several… Read More