Chinese Gardeners on Mars. No, Really…

December 4, 2012

Life on the farm

 
Raw Story is reporting that Chinese astronauts are building experimental gardens that will be used on Mars and the moon:

“Chinese astronauts are preparing to grow fresh vegetables on Mars and the moon after researchers successfully completed a preliminary test in Beijing, state media reported.
Four kinds of vegetables were grown in an “ecological life support system”, a 300 cubic metre cabin which will allow astronauts to develop their own stocks of air, water and food while on space missions, Xinhua news agency said Monday.
The system, which relies on plants and algae, is “expected to be used in extra-terrestrial bases on the moon or Mars”, the report said.”
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“Chinese astronauts may get fresh vegetables and oxygen supplies by gardening in extra-terrestrial bases in the future,” the report said, adding that the experiment was the first of its kind in China.
China has said it will land an exploratory craft on the moon for the first time next year, as part of an ambitious space programme that includes a long-term plan for a manned moon landing.”
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A couple of things here;
*With #3 you get “ancient astronaut”
*Honey, would you hop in the moon rover and pick up some Bok Choy?
*Would you like NASA sauce with that?
*How ya goin’ to keep them down on the farm once they’ve seen The Sea of Tranquility?
*Add your own idea in the comment section

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