NASA is preparing for life on Mars as we speak. For years, the scientists at NASA have been experimenting with sustainable life in space—specifically Mars—and how to grow crops that will sustain human life while being away from Earth.
Recently, NASA scientists and agriculture researchers have designed an 18 by 7 foot inflatable greenhouse that can grow the greens we need deep in space. The prototype greenhouse will be used not only to grow food, but to revitalize air, recycle water and waste. In fact, the carbon dioxide exhaled by astronauts will be used by the plants to go through photosynthesis and produce oxygen. The process is called a bioregenerative life support system. Click the jump for more info.