Tag Archives: Mars soil simulant.

Students Plant Seeds to Help NASA Farm in Space

NASA is seeking plant varieties that could grow best in space, providing food for astronauts to eat on their way to future deep space destinations, including Mars. Teachers and students in South Florida recently began experiments to test a wide spectrum of seeds to see which would flourish in different conditions.

Retired NASA astrophysicist supplying teachers with affordable Space Dirt

A retired NASA astrophysicist from Texas has developed an affordable, scientifically based, Martian and Lunar soil known as regolith simulant (or planetary soil simulant) for teachers and Home School parents to use in the classroom. A regolith simulant is a terrestrial material that educators can use to simulate the chemical and mechanical properties of Martian […]