Aug 31, 2022

Plans Announced for Full Greenhouse on International Space Station

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A private space company called Redwire Corporation has announced plans for what it’s calling the “first-ever commercially owned greenhouse” in space.

Redwire is hoping to install the facility on the International Space Station no earlier than spring 2023. The startup was awarded a contract with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, which manages US lab operations on board the ISS.

The greenhouse is meant to serve as a testing bed for growing sustenance in a microgravity environment, which will be important as humans start to embark on longer trips through deep space.

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