posted on 11/27/2012 2:51:02 PM PST
The key to deep space exploration is developing Spacecraft which are 100% self-sustainf. Each ship will have to be its own independent eco-system.
Once that is accoomplished, the stars will be the limit.
posted on 11/27/2012 2:52:55 PM PST
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Didn't work out to well for these guys!
posted on 11/27/2012 2:54:42 PM PST
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Can plants grow in zero-gravity environments?
posted on 11/27/2012 2:59:56 PM PST
(Fed up with zealots)
Parsnips are the currency of the universe. You get out past Antares 5, and you can trade parsnips for anything you need.
posted on 11/27/2012 3:18:08 PM PST
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Nothing new here. Gardening on long-duration space flights was a well- established element in science-fiction stories by the 1940s. It theoretically solves 3 basic problems: production of food and oxygen and disposal of carbon dioxide produced by the crew. I'm not sure how well those ideas have worked out in practice since this article about gardening aboard the ISS mentions it only as a diversion from boredom:
GARDENING IN ORBIT
Gardening could help long space missions
So could ranching, you just need larger space vehicles.
posted on 11/27/2012 5:51:22 PM PST
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