Why and How Should we Grow Crops in Space


TUE 9 JANUARY, 20:00

Auditorium Minderbroedersberg 4-6


Dr. ir. Wieger Wamelink

Ecologist and exobiologist, Wageningen University & Research


When humans settle on Mars or the Moon, one of the challenges will be to grow their own food. In this lecture, ecologist and exobiologist Wieger Wamelink invites us to explore the conditions that need to be met in order to grow viable crops in these extreme circumstances. Wamelink will show that Wageningen University & Research is experimenting with growing a range of different crops on Moon and Mars soil simulants. He will show that they are using natural resources as far as possible and are now focusing on setting up a closed sustainable agricultural ecosystem. What will this look like in practice?


09 January 2024

20:00 - 21:30



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