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Our astronauts will be settling on Mars indefinitely. It's not feasible to send water, oxygen and food from Earth to the astronauts: they will produce those on Mars.


Oct 5, 2015 ... In reality, the soil on Mars has the nutrients plants would need to ... NASA Johnson Space Center food scientists and representatives from the ...


Jan 11, 2016 ... It's up to NASA's food scientists to design and create all the food for the three- year journey to Mars and back, and that's raising some interesting ...


Mar 2, 2017 ... Can earthlings live on Mars? They can if they develop self-sufficiency. NASA is betting on a multi-institution team of the best and brightest, ...


Jun 24, 2016 ... For any astronauts hoping to survive on the surface of Mars, growing crops in the arid soil of the red planet will be an essential.


Oct 9, 2015 ... Growing food on Mars would be similar to the process portrayed in "The Martian," with a few additional steps, one expert says.


Jan 30, 2014 ... Food is the ultimate determinant of survivability in a future mission to Mars. How will a Martian crew receive adequate nutrition with taste to ...


Growing Food on Mars. Millions of miles away from the closest supermarket, and not a restaurant in sight, how will the first human settlers on Mars get their food?


May 8, 2013 ... NASA scientists are investigating what it will take to grow food on Mars to feed the crews of the first Martian colonies.


Jan 8, 2015 ... If we are ever to colonise Mars, we will need to grow food - but will that be possible?