Cotton farming in space

Signal of change / Cotton farming in space

By Kartik Krishnamoorthy / 13 Sep 2017

Cotton Farming in Space: Submit Your Ideas for Sustainability Experiments

A competition designed to bring cotton farming aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is now officially open for entries. Organized by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space ( CASIS), a nonprofit that manages the national laboratory aboard the station, the ISS Cotton Sustainability Challenge invites researchers to propose experiments that leverage the lab's microgravity environment and that could ultimately identify ways to improve the efficiency and sustainability of cotton production on Earth.

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What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

Very cool signal! It seems like space is ultimately just a way for us to learn how to do things better on earth.

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