Farming in space, is it possible?

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paul.fr

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Farming in space, is it possible?
« on: 27/07/2007 22:01:40 »
I guess they have done some sort of farming as experiments, on the shuttle and ISS. But, what type of farming, if any is possible in space?

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Farming in space, is it possible?
« Reply #1 on: 28/07/2007 08:59:34 »
I am sure that tomato's for instance could be grown with their roots immersed in a nutrient fluid but some centrifuge like device would be required and I do not see that the weight and cost of the equipment could be justified
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Farming in space, is it possible?
« Reply #2 on: 28/07/2007 12:24:12 »
I am sure that tomato's for instance could be grown with their roots immersed in a nutrient fluid but some centrifuge like device would be required and I do not see that the weight and cost of the equipment could be justified

I think the real problem is the issue of gravity - or a centrifuge.

I believe one was originally planned for the ISS, but as the ISS kept exceeding budgets and timetables, that I believe was one of the components that was scrapped from the project.