Skip to main content

Dr. Andrew Palmer on Farming on Mars

This Resource is part of the Tomatosphere™ Program

Designed for: Grades K-5
For use by: Students, Teachers.
Learning Styles: Independent (student resource), Distance Learning, Classroom based
Resource Type: Video

Have you wondered what growing food on Mars would look like? Dr. Andrew Palmer led a team of 14 people who researched to answer the question, “Can we grow food on Mars?” Using simulations of Martian regolith (soil), he and his team grew tomatoes in conditions similar to those found on various parts of Mars. Watch the video to hear his thoughts.