Hi Hamama Friends!
In the past few years, space exploration has gained more and more popularity with people across the world. How exciting to think about the opportunity for humans to explore life among the stars and planets! 🚀 🌠 To do this, scientists are looking for ways to make life in space more attainable. Hamama had the wonderful opportunity of donating microgreen growing kits to the Astrobotany International Research Initiative(AIRI) that studies how microgreens can grow in low pressure environments.
“The Astrobotany International Research Initiative (AIRI) is an open source astrobotany research platform that seeks to support ongoing space plant biology research through an interactive, collaborative space. AIRI aims to engage researchers, academics, citizen scientists, university students, and K-12 educators and students in authentic astrobiology research that is aligned with, and supports, ongoing astrobotany research at space agencies and research organizations around the world. This program has been developed in collaboration with postdoctoral researchers at NASA Kennedy Space, and the University of Madison Wisconsin’s Gilroy Lab.” ¹