Originally Posted by DiNet
And this how I know it is a lie before reading anything else.
Nothing implausible there...
Originally Posted by Wonky Sausage
Mars' almost nonexistent magnetic field means that plant life will just be irradiated away.
Many plants can survive the radiation levels detected on Mars without issue. UV would be a problem, but these plants are just going to be sitting on the surface of Mars, they will have an enclosure.
Originally Posted by brucethemoose
I hope they can shrink that down. The space shuttle has ~70m^3 of human habitable space. The ISS is about 900mm^3, but it's assembled in low earth orbit though dozens of space flights. The whole lunar lander wasn't even close 300m^3. and it rode on the biggest **** rocket ever put into operation..
It's pretty clearly going to be folded up and will unfold or inflate upon reaching Mars.
They aren't sticking conventional prefabricated greenhouses on rockets.
Originally Posted by WarMacheen
Why would anyone want to grow food on Mars
To prove that it can be done, and to gather data on the best and worst ways to do it in preparation for the inevitable manned missions, so astronauts can eat and breathe.