How to Garden in Space

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A plant growing on the International Space Station
Gardening in microgravity, or on other planets, will be important technology in the future (image credit: NASA).

If humans are to become a space-fairing species (as many have argued the need for), there are many problems to solve: biology in zero-gravity, energy consumption, water recycling, and food  (to name a few). The primary goal of the International Space Station is to solve these problems for long-duration space flight. In their latest video, the Science Mission Directorate at NASA takes a look at what we've learned about growing food in space so far. 

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Jesse is a passionate scientist, educator, and science communicator. As an assistant professor at York University in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, he teaches three classes: History of Astronomy, Introduction to Astronomy, and Exploring the Solar System. He frequently collaborates with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and lends his expert voice to the Ingenium Channel. Jesse is an astrophysicist, and his research explores how super massive black holes evolve through time. Whether in the classroom, through social media, or on TV, he encourages conversations about how science and society intersect, and why science is relevant in our daily lives.