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Lunar horticulture.Discussion of the role that lunar horticulture may fulfill in helping establish the life support system of an earth-independent lunar colony. Such a system is expected to be a hybrid between systems which depend on lunar horticulture and those which depend upon the chemical reclamation of metabolic waste and its resynthesis into nutrients and water. The feasibility of this approach has been established at several laboratories. Plants grow well under reduced pressures and with oxygen concentrations of less than 1% of the total pressure. The carbon dioxide collected from the lunar base personnel should provide sufficient gas pressure (approx. 100 mm Hg) for growing the plants.
Document ID
19720052272
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Walkinshaw, C. H. (NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1971
Publication Information
Publication: HortScience
Volume: 6
Subject Category
BIOSCIENCES
Distribution Limits
Public
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