Be a SPACE GARDENER at home by joining the community to grow plants in a specially designed space dome.
We combine the data from numerous researches and develop the idea even further. 10 best domes will be launched into space.
Imagine one day we can have the Hanging Gardens of Babylon re-created on other planets for all space visitors.
Elon Musk - CEO of Tesla Motors & SpaceX; Hobby Gardenist
The Vegetable Production System (Veggie) is a deployable plant growth unit capable of producing salad-type crops to provide the crew with a palatable, nutritious, and safe source of fresh food and a tool to support relaxation and recreation. The Veggie provides lighting and nutrient delivery, but utilizes the cabin environment for temperature control and as a source of carbon dioxide to promote growth.More
MELIiSSA (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative) has been conceived as a micro-organisms and higher plants based ecosystem intended as a tool to gain understanding of the behaviour of artificial ecosystems, and for the development of the technology for a future regenerative life support system for long term manned space missions, e.g. a lunar base or a mission to Mars.More
Satellites and spacecraft are generally complex to build on the ground, expensive to launch and obsolete in a decade or less. These objects end up floating in orbit around the planet contributing to the pollution surrounding the Earth. But what if there was an alternative?More
Lettuce, peas and radishes are just a few vegetables that are found in a summer garden. But did you know these same vegetables also can be grown in space? Crew members aboard the International Space Station have been growing such plants and vegetables for years in their "space garden."More