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At the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, researchers have been running experiments designed to mimic growing conditions in space since 2004. Photo by Daniel Leussler/Wikimedia Commons, CC4

Over 100 years of Antarctic agriculture is helping scientists grow food in space – Part 2

Daniella McCahey, assistant professor of history, Texas Tech University writes that figuring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extra-terrestrial environments. This is Part 2 of a two-part article.Read More »Over 100 years of Antarctic agriculture is helping scientists grow food in space – Part 2

Successful plant cultivation in Antarctica, especially after the 1960s, progressed the research as a stepping-stone to human habitation in space. The earliest efforts to grow plants here were primarily focused on providing nutrition to the explorers. Photo by Henrique Setim | Unsplash

Over 100 years of Antarctic agriculture is helping scientists grow food in space – Part 1

Daniella McCahey, assistant professor of history, Texas Tech University writes that figuring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extra-terrestrial environments. This is Part 1 of a two-part article.Read More »Over 100 years of Antarctic agriculture is helping scientists grow food in space – Part 1