Tulips On The Moon

Documentary looking at the concept of growing plants in space and even on spacecraft.

With plans to revisit the Moon and even Mars, the prospect is an enticing one.

But how can plants survive in extremes of temperature, with little or no gravity, no soil, no water or even no atmosphere?

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Documentary looking at the concept of growing plants in space and even on spacecraft.

With plans to revisit the Moon and even Mars, the prospect is an enticing one.

But how can plants survive in extremes of temperature, with little or no gravity, no soil, no water or even no atmosphere?Richard Hollingham looks at growing plants in space.

How can they survive extremes of temperature with no soil or water?