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Why, from a Life Sciences Perspective, This Mission to Mars?Mars may have had water and life early in its history and this make it a key target for robotic and human exploration. Extensive human exploration of Mars will of necessity depend on life support systems that rely on agricultural plants. If current concept for recreating, a biosphere on Mars are implemented this would involve widespread use of plants, particularly species from Arctic and alpine environments.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
McKay, Christopher P. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
DeVincenzi, Donald
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2002
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Meeting Information
International Horticultural Congress(Toronto)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 344-33-00-18
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.