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Growing strawberries in space isn’t far from reality, says CU student

April 25, 2016  By The Denver Post

April 25, 2016, Denver, CO – Move over, Mark Watney. On Mars, astronauts need to grow more than potatoes for food. And Heather Hava, a doctoral student at the University of Colorado, is working on it.

The self-proclaimed “space gardener” has swapped out the fictional Watney for robots; potatoes for strawberries, basil and other greens; and a botanist’s mind for a horticulturist’s. And she added big data.

Hava, recently named one of this year’s Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winners for college inventors, feels strongly about eating in space. READ MORE


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