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March 13, Bleiswijk

Greenhouses in space: down to earth

The EU-EDEN-ISS project is about fresh vegetable production for the crew of future space missions. Antarctica was selected as the best possible "space simulator", and plenty of vegetables were produced during a 12-months mission there in 2018. The aim of the mission was to test and evaluate the technologies and monitoring systems that enabled safe and healthy production by an un-experienced grower in such a hostile environment.

Purpose of a Wageningen University & Research workshop is to discuss potential spin-offs for advanced commercial [greenhouse and/or plant factory] vegetable production and the adaptations that may be necessary for such an application.

Click here for more information on the workshop.

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