Growing Food On Mars

Astronaut Mark Watney harvests his potatoes on Mars in 2015 science fiction film "The Martian." 20th Century Fox

Astronaut Mark Watney harvests his potatoes on Mars in 2015 science fiction film "The Martian."
20th Century Fox

Bruce Bugbee, director of the Plants, Soils & Climate Department at Utah State University, discusses the real life implications of growing food on Mars.  He has a long-term relationship with NASA and was responsible for the lettuce that was grown and eaten in space earlier this year. In this article, he discusses the real world aspects that the movie, "The Martian," does not quite grasp. 

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