Tuesday, December 4, 2012
China tests system to grow vegetables, harvest oxygen on Mars
Four kinds of vegetables were grown in an 'ecological life support system', a 300 cubic metre cabin which will allow astronauts to develop their own stocks of air, water and food while on space missions, Xinhua news agency said.
The system, which relies on plants and algae, is 'expected to be used in extra-terrestrial bases on the moon or Mars', the report said.
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