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Plants in Space. The Exciting Story of Botanical Research in Space. Javier Casado

Plants in Space. The Exciting Story of Botanical Research in Space.

Javier Casado

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It is a widely accepted fact that if man wants to travel through the Solar System, plants will have to be his companion. Indeed, space agriculture offers huge advantages for long duration stays in space, whether in orbital stations, in interplanetaryMoreIt is a widely accepted fact that if man wants to travel through the Solar System, plants will have to be his companion. Indeed, space agriculture offers huge advantages for long duration stays in space, whether in orbital stations, in interplanetary spaceships, or in extraterrestrial colonies. They offer fresh food for the crew, help remove CO2 from the atmosphere and replace it with oxygen, and can even help to recycle waste water. In exchange, plants only need proper lightning and watering -or so it seems. In fact, the needs of space agriculture go much deeper, and are a major challenge for the future that, hopefully, seems to be in line for a solution.The story of this research in space along more than three decades is the heart of this book. An exciting story of hope and deception, of success and failure, since the behavior of plants in space is very far from what we know on the Earth.