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The Martian in real life: Nasa set to grow vegetables in space conditions

Oct 05, 2015    

New York: You must have witnessed smart space farming by Hollywood actor Matt Damon in The Martian as he struggled to survive on Mars. But for Nasa, space farming is already happening.In August this year, six astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) became the first people to eat "outredgeous" red romaine lettuce grown at the veggie plant growth system aboard the orbiting laboratory in space.Nasa is funding Bruce Bugbee, director of the plants, soils and climate department at Utah State University, to help grow food in difficult space conditions."What we have focused ...

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