Microgreens Root Zone/Shoot Zone Partitioned Planting Box

PI: Gioia Massa, Lucie Poulet (Co-I), NASA/Kennedy Space Center

The Microgreens Root Zone/Shoot Zone Partitioned Planting Box aims to enable efficient microgreens harvests in space, thereby improving food supply and safety on crewed missions. This technology is designed to close off the plants’ roots from their shoots to distinguish between water loss from the two parts of the plant, enabling testing of an entire crop canopy to ensure its safety instead of just one plant. Parabolic flights will allow researchers to evaluate different harvesting approaches for precision and also examine potential for contamination.

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    Successful FOP Flights
  • 1 Parabolic

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