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Astro Crops

 If astronauts are going to settle on the Moon, or explore further reaches of our Solar System, they will need air, food and water. To prepare for long duration missions, scientists are researching how to …

Astro Food

Food is one of the most important parts of our lives because it provides the fuel that we convert into energy. When humans venture further into space – to the Moon or Mars – they …

Astro Farmer

All the things we take for granted on Earth are either absent or different in space. In space, the five conditions required for plants to grow – light, water, soil, nutrients and suitable temperature – …

Reduced Gravtiy, Low Fat

As astronauts travel to the moon, Mars, and beyond, the need for nutritionally balanced meals becomes even more important for space missions. The amount of fat inside food packaged for spaceflight is analyzed by researchers …

Bionic Hand

In a near future, it is expected that crews of astronauts and humanoid robots will work together to exploit space. They will both most likely make use of bionic hands. Bionic hands allow robots to …

Taste in Space

For astronauts, all their food and drink needs to be carried to the International Space Station (ISS). Eating is an important part of crew morale and the one communal time when they share both a …

Robotic Arm

To help out in space, scientists have designed and used robotic arms for years. On Earth, scientists have designed robotic arms for everything from moving heavy equipment to performing delicate surgery. Robotic arms are important …

Microbial Box 1

Microbes live everywhere, including outer space! Scientists have reported that some germs on the International Space Station can increase to a higher number than they do on Earth. Therefore, cleanliness and proper disposal of garbage …

Hydration Station

Since our bodies are made up of 50 to 70% water, it is essential to drink plenty of fluids to keep our bodies healthy. Water plays many important roles in keeping our body in peak …

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