NASA Expert Details On Space Farming

Space farming would be an extremely important aspect of establishing a sustained human presence beyond the low-Earth orbit 

scientists and astronauts have spent years trying to cultivate crops across different species aboard the International Space Station

 Recently, a NASA postdoc fellow at the Kennedy Space Center, 

the plants most likely to be grown on Mars would be the staple ones

A major part of a person's diet. "Maybe we're talking about the rice and the potatoes and the sweet potatoes

"The astronauts can eat them right away. We call them “pick and eat” crops

 The latest breakthrough in space farming came late last year when astronauts were able to grow chili pepper on the space station

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