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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As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.