Although conditions aren’t exactly ideal, NASA has announced plans to grow turnips, cress and basil on the moon.
Despite there being a complete lack of gravity, air and water, combined with extreme radiation and temperature fluctuations, NASA believes they have designed a means to make cultivation on the moon a reality.
They have designed a tiny habitat, around the size of a coffee canister, which researchers believe, will allow plants to, if not thrive; at least exist on the moon.
A team led by plant scientist Bob Bowman, has designed a habitat that contains seeds, nutrient rich paper and enough air and water to allow plants to grow. The canister will also boast features that will allow light and temperature to be regulated, and cameras which will allow scientists to track the plants’ progress.