Gene Giacomelli

The Martian Food Growing System

The Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, or CEAC, is part of UA’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It is located about three miles from campus, near Campbell Avenue and Roger Road, where a team of researchers has spent the last seven years building and maintaining a fully functional prototype lunar and Martian greenhouse. The project, a NASA Steckler Space Grant collaboration, brings together some 20 researchers from different disciplines to grow crops that could grow on Mars and the moon, all inside of one big aluminum-framed, plastic-covered cylinder.

University of Arizona has done it! Those look like some tasty roots there.