“How to Grow Food in Space: The Antarctic Base Preparing for Human Space Colonies”

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. “

Read the entire article from BBC Science Focus Magazine