A critical component of future, human exploration to worlds unknown, will be the supply of edible food for crewmembers. To develop innovations in cultivating food in closed-loop systems becomes integral to future missions.
This videos displays the EDEN ISS greenhouse and offers insight into the complex systems of the aeroponic garden placed in Antarctica. The animation shows where the greenhouse is placed next to the German Neumayer III Station in Antarctica, how and what is grown in the grenhouse and which vegetables are being planted. Finally, one can follow the path of the reseach data into the different partner locations aorund the globe.
The goal of the EDEN ISS project is to advance controlled environment agriculture technologies beyond the state-of-the-art. It focuses on ground demonstration of plant cultivation technologies and their application in space. EDEN ISS develops safe food production for on-board the International Space Station (ISS) and for future human space exploration vehicles and planetary outposts.
The EDEN ISS team adapted the EDEN ISS facility in Antarctica on a conceptual level for an application on moon and Mars. The concept comprises a cylindrical form made from two parts, an inflatable for the greenhouse and a hard cone for the systems and subsystems. The work area (service section), a node and docking hatch is included.
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