Growing plants in space: Astronauts gardening without gravity

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For everyone who’s been worried that we are destroying our planet, there may be hope for our future yet – it just may not be on Earth.

Astronauts currently in orbit around the Earth have successfully germinated plants in space, which proves that a sustainable eco system can be created even without gravity.

Now that the trial run has proven that it can be done, scientists are working on creating larger scale greenhouses in order to provide astronauts with fresh food while on space missions.

Watch the BBC report on the exciting news, and what it could mean for future space missions and colonization at the following link : Plants Successfully Grown in Space

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