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Wouldn't it be great if, Astronauts could grow food in space?

They already have.
Read about it here.
http://modernfarmer.com/2013/09/starship-salad-bar/

1765 day(s) ago

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Kravenhead
Yes it would... and will be.

They talked a little about the Moon and Mars, but we're also going to have stations, some with launch capabilities, scattered around our system as sort of stepping stones.
Those facilities are going to have to be maintained and crewed; meaning those people need to be fed.
We certainly can't afford to be sending food at $10,000 a pound, so they'll have to grow it.
Plus food takes up space on vehicles that could be put to more practical use.

Eventually we'll have colonies and stations all over the place, and they'll all need food supplies.
In my view, learning how to be space farmers is a necessity.

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Kravenhead
1762 day(s) ago
There are a lot of grazing animals that do well as herbivores. Maybe if it happens over time we'll adapt as well.

philosopher
1762 day(s) ago
They will need a protein source to maintain health.

Kravenhead
1765 day(s) ago
I wonder if becoming a space faring species will lead to our becoming herbivores?
In time, that could breed some of that predatory nature out of us that causes us so much trouble.

philosopher
1765 day(s) ago
Very karven

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