3Dponics in Space
The ability to grow food is crucial for any long-term mission to space, and it’s currently one of the biggest obstacles for space travel.
It costs about $10,000 to send one pound of food to the International Space Station
It’s no surprise then that the average astronaut diet consists mainly of dense, high-calorie foods that have a long shelf life—far from the lettuce, zucchinis and other fresh veggies we’re used to here on Earth.
BUILDING THE MOST EFFICIENT SPACE FARM
3Dponics is going to change all of that. In our latest pursuit, we are trying to create the most practical and efficient garden that can be used not just on Earth, but in space as well. And that’s where you come in.
We need members of our community to help us transform 3Dponics into a functional and efficient space farm, which can be printed and assembled in space, thereby offering astronauts a continuous source of fresh food.
THE 3DPONICS ONLINE COMMUNITY
The first humans to live on Mars might not be astronauts, but farmers.
Now there’s some food for thought.