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. He co-developed a science communication workshop for Canadian science professionals, to instruct them in more effective methods of communicating their science. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and recently published a peer-reviewed paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.