Dive into 2017’s first issue of Upward to learn about more of the fascinating research taking place on the International Space Station U.S. National Lab.
A list of Tomatosphere frequently asked questions related to the project.
An introduction to the fruit that will be germinated in the Tomatosphere™ Project. In this project, Tomatosphere tomatoes will be considered fruit.
The best crop to grow is one which has small hardy seeds, a short germination period, and a few other criteria. Tomatoes seem to fulfill these requirements.
This Tomatosphere resource shows how plants convert solar energy into chemical energy through a process known as photosynthesis.
This Tomatosphere Exploring Space resource outlines the relevancy of the Tomatosphere project in the task of space exploration.
An introduction to the International Space Station (ISS) which also provides link to other sites for further background information, student activities and research opportunities.
For living in space, a human needs a balanced diet containing enough energy for each day’s activities, and a suitable environment.
Attached is the 16-day rotating menu used by Dr. Robert Thirsk to show what astronauts eat while he was on board the ISS for 187 days in 2009.
A 16-day rotating astronaut menu used by Dr. Robert Thirsk while he was on board the International Space Station for 187 days in 2009.
This Mars introduction PDF provides an overview which might supply a number of answers to questions about the formation of our solar system and more.
Tomatosphere™ concentrates on just one crop – tomatoes. In this resource, Tomatosphere crop possibilities are presented for your consideration.
Light is very important to the growth of green plants like the tomatoes in your Tomatosphere™ Project. The attached PDF goes in-depth on plants and light.
This Tomatosphere resource compares greenhouses on mars to greenhouses on earth.
Before humans can exist on the surface of Mars, there is much to be learned about the Mars weather, “soil”, and the potential use of greenhouses there.
Will there be enough natural sunlight on Mars to grow crops such as tomatoes, if they are housed in a suitable greenhouse, or will artificially heated greenhouses be required?