Chinese astronauts grow rice and cress in space

The Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) has recently reported successfully growing rice and vegetables on the Tiangong space station.

How to Make the Food and Water on Mars

Projects BIOWYSE and TIME SCALE are being developed in Norway. These two systems are all about providing astronauts with a sustainable and renewable supply of drinking water and plant food. 

First Ever Seeds on the Far Side of the Moon

The cotton seeds sprouted inside of a container as part of the lunar mini-biosphere experiment aboard the lander. And, just over a week later, or some 213 hours, the experiment is over and the plants are dead.

Eating your veggies, even in space

Norwegian researchers are developing the self-contained planters that will allow astronauts to grow food in space. They have just completed an experiment that involved growing lettuce for space.

Scientists Harvest First Vegetable Crops From Antarctic Greenhouse

The success of first harvest, which produced vibrant-looking lettuce, radishes, cucumbers, and other treats, represents a promising test run for similar greenhouses that could one day be built on Mars—or beyond.

40-foot shipping container farm can grow 5 acres of food with 97% less water

Shipping container farms, called TerraFarms, grow produce twice as fast as a traditional farm, all while using 97 percent less water and zero pesticides or herbicides.

Four plants grown in Mars-like soil are officially declared edible

Wageningen University scientists determined four of the crops they cultivated in Mars-like soil are in fact edible.

These were the top 10 space events of 2015

This was a golden year for planetary exploration thanks to all of the NASA and European Space Agency missions that were planned and implemented decades ago. Not since Apollo and the epic space race of the Cold War has space featured so heavily in the public eye.