Gardening in a space suit: Growing food on Mars

05/8/2013 | Space.com

For Mars to be colonized, scientists will have to figure out how people can farm the red planet, and that's the focus of some at NASA. There are issues of radiation, pressure on a greenhouse and proper light. "In terms of the systems engineering required, it's not an insignificant challenge," said D. Marshall Porterfield, Life and Physical Sciences division director at NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.

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