The experiment is designed to yield important knowledge about life’s long-term chances in space – including for us.
The initiative comes courtesy of the Lunar Plant Growth Habitat
team – a small group of scientists, students, volunteers and
contractors – who plan to install specially-designed containers
about the size of a coffee can, in which the plants will be
encased, complete with sensors, cameras and other devices that
will be relaying information down to Earth.
This is to be the first life sciences project conducted on
another world and is ambitious about exploring opportunities for
future human life support, apart from the obvious benefits of
learning more about growing life in extreme temperatures.
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