Hydroponics for Food Production in Space: History and Current Efforts

Abstract: Goals of Food Production in Space: NASA Human Research Program (HRP) near-term food production systems – supplement key nutrients (Vitamins B1,C, K and potassium) that degrade to inadequate levels on exploration class missions; Study behavioral health aspect – caring for plants and improving the acceptability of the astronaut diet by supplementing it with fresh produce (currently anecdotal); Develop sustainable water delivery technologies – current TRL (Technological Readiness Level) 9 partic…

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