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The Astroculture (tm)-1 experiment on the USML-1 missionPermanent human presence in space will require a life support system that minimizes athe need for resupply of consumables from Earth resources. Plants that convert radiant energy to chemical energy via photosynthesis are a key component of a bioregenerative life support system. Providing the proper root environment for plants in reduced gravity is an essential aspect of the development of facilities for growing plants in a space environment. The ASTROCULTURE(TM)-1 experiment, included in the USML-1 mission, successfully demonstrated the ability of the Wisconsin Center for Space Automation and Robotics porous tube water delivery system to control water movement through a rooting matrix in a microgravity environment.
Document ID
19950007814
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Tibbitts, Theodore (Wisconsin Univ. Madison, WI, United States)
Bula, R. J. (Wisconsin Univ. Madison, WI, United States)
Morrow, R. C. (Wisconsin Univ. Madison, WI, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Marshall Space Flight Center, Joint Launch + One Year Science Review of USML-1 and USMP-1 with the Microgravity Measurement Group
Subject Category
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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