Season 1, Episode 4 of The Space and Science Show #AskAbby series
Presented by TheMarsGeneration.org
How will humans grow food on Mars?
We are excited to announce the release of our new weekly series called the #AskAbby Space and Science Show! Our founder and president Astronaut Abby will be appearing each Tuesday on YouTube, answering questions submitted by you, our community!
In this fourth episode please join Astronaut Abby as she answers the question: How will humans grow food on Mars?
In this episode of #AskAbby, we are so excited to have special guests join Astronaut Abby to discuss how plants will be cultivated on Mars! Morgan Irons is a Duke University graduate, Chief Science Officer at Deep Space Ecology, LLC and Vice Chair of The Mars Generation’s Student Space Ambassador Advisory Board. She joins us to help answer questions from teacher Amanda Green’s 7th grade students from the École Coloniale Estates School in Alberta Canada. The students have been working on experiments to grow plants on Mars through The Martian Garden Project.
Questions that are answered in this video include: How will we grow plants in Martian soil or using hydroponics on Mars? What type of fertilizer would be used in Martian soil? What is regolith? What types of plants will be grown on Mars? What factors need to be considered when deciding the types of plants grown on Mars? What is “menu fatigue” and why is it important to consider for human Mars exploration? How will plants get water, oxygen, and electricity on Mars? And, last but not least, how good are Abby’s winter gardening skills? Find out all of this and MORE in this informative #AskAbby episode about growing food on Mars!
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