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Growing Plants in Antarctica ‘Open Way’ for Distant Space Missions

Antarctica has yielded its first vegetable crops, grown without soil or daylight. Scientists grew the greens at the Neumayer-Station III inside a high-tech greenhouse. The project aims to help cultivate fresh food on other planets.

Sputnik discussed the significance of the scientists’ success with Norman G. Lewis, regents’ professor at the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University.

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Growing_Plants_in_Antarctica_Open_Way_for_Distant_Space_Missions___Analyst_999.html

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