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lunar farming: achieving maximum yield for the exploration of spaceA look at what it might be like on a lunar farm in the year 2020 is provided from the point of view of the farmer. Of necessity, the farm would be a Controlled Ecological (or Environment) Life-Support System (CELSS) or a bioregenerative life-support system. Topics covered in the imaginary trip through the farm are the light, water, gasses, crops, the medium used for plantings, and the required engineering. The CELSS is designed with four functioning parts: (1) A plant-production facility with higher plants and algae; (2) food technology kitchens; (3) waste processing and recycling facilities; and (4) control systems. In many cases there is not yet enough information to be sure about matters discussed, but the exercise in imagination pinpoints a number of areas that still need considerable research to resolve the problems perceived.
Document ID
19980000717
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Salisbury, Frank B.
(Utah State Univ. Logan, UT United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: HortScience
Volume: 26
Issue: 7
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-204934
ES-TP-4129
NAS 1.26:204934
Meeting Information
Annual Meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science(Tucson, AZ)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG10-0073
PROJECT: USES Proj. 283
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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