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‘Seed’ Wins Right to Send First Living Organisms to Mars

The Portuguese team, Seed, won the right to send first living organisms to the red planet Mars, declared the Mars One Dutch non-profit foundation on Tuesday. The competition Mars One was won by the team of young scientists from the northern Portuguese city of Porto, 300 km north of capital Lisbon the competition based on an online public vote that ...

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Team of Students Plans to Grow Lettuce on Red Planet

A team of British students emerges with a vision of growing lettuce in Mars, the red planet. The seven students from the University of Southampton Spaceflight Society plan to market it as #LettuceOnMars. The team of students have designed a greenhouse that could travel with the Mars One lander in 2018 and grow lettuce on the planet’s surface. Lettuce has ...

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NASA to grow Lettuce Plant on Board ISS Space Station

NASA said it has sent a lettuce plant to the International Space Station (ISS) for astronauts to grow it on board to study whether the deployable chamber called the Vegetable Production System (Veggie) is capable of producing salad-type crops to provide ISS crew with a palatable, nutritious, and safe source of fresh food. The Veggie utilises the cabin temperature control ...

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