NASA astronauts to grow 'kitchen garden' on mission to Mars

Astronauts on the first manned mission to Mars are considering to grow their own food in a hi-tech " kitchen garden" onboard their spaceship, according to NASA.

Supplying enough food for a round trip to the Red Planet is one of the greatest challenges facing mission planners. Now the US space agency claims the astronomers could tend "kitchen gardens" of salad and vegetables to cater to their daily diet.

NASA expects to launch its first manned mission to Mars in the 2030s.

Dr Maya Cooper of NASA's Space Food Systems Laboratory in Houston, Texas, said a five-year mission to Mars would require almost 3,175 kilogrammes of food per person.........Read More


Source Web Page: The Economic Times

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