The Challenges of Space Farming #infographic

The Challenges of Space Farming #infographic

The world is set to enter a new golden age of space exploration with both scientists and space enthusiasts dreaming up the red planet, Mars. When our vision grows and we set our sights on even greater accomplishments, getting to Mars is just one step of a bigger plan for discovering and settling on a new world. Because space stations do not have a refrigerator or freezer on board, most of the food of the astronaut is pre-cooked, frozen, and filled with vacuum.

It makes the food last longer and remain healthy in the space station's conditions on board. There is no escape from the fact that the trip will need food and lots of it to survive both the trip and settle a new planet. Realistically, any long-duration journeys such as a trip to Mars or the establishment of colonies on the moon would require a system of bio-regenerative life support.

Such a system would allow us to develop our own food and recycle carbon dioxide into breathable oxygen and on a new planet become truly self-sufficient. Below are the obstacles and potential solutions faced by future space farmers in their search to settle among the stars.

The Challenges of Space Farming #infographic

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