Hayley Bennett. BBC Science Focus. sciencefocus.com. Feb. 6, 2020.
As NASA continues to research the benefits of growing food in space, this article takes a closer look at NASA’s on-the-ground aeroponics experiments in Antarctica.
SUMMARY: “At a remote outpost in Antarctica, scientists are growing vegetables. Today’s astronauts have to exist largely on pre-packed meals, with fresh fruit and veg being a rare treat. But indoor farming technologies are advancing, and the race is on to find effective ways to grow food in space – both for long-duration missions, and for future settlements on the Moon or Mars. So where’s the best place to test these technologies? The bottom of the world, it turns out. “