NASA Mulling Ideas of Crops on Mars

Part of plan to land a human on the planet by 2030


Various reports say that the U.S. space agency, NASA, is thinking of ways to grow food on Mars.  This is, in fact, a part of the much larger project to land human beings on the red planet by 2030.

The soil samples collected by NASA's Mars rover show that being an arid desert, the ground will have to be tilled and cultivated to stand any chance of astronauts being able to grow even the simplest of food items there. The ability to grow various crops for survival is the basic requirement if the red planet is to support human settlement some day.

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  1. This whole thing is stupid. There is no reason to try to colonize Mars as it exists now, they’re just doing it for show (and for something to waste eleventy thousand trillion quatloos on). Mars is no more less hospitable than your average random asteroid or even orbital station in the middle of space.

    If they’re that hot and bothered to dick around with Mars, what they ought to do is start a century long project of slamming ice asteroids into it to warm it up and provide water and atmospheric gasses.

    As it stands this is just like a moonbase, only adjusted for inflation so it costs 5 times as much. Way to go NASA, making Newt Gingrich seem prudent and reserved.

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