NASA Spinoff Database: Experiments Advance Gardening at Home and in Space

NASA Center: Kennedy Space Center
Public Release Year: 2008
Reference Number: KSC-SO-89
Category: Consumer/Home/Recreation
Origin: International Space Station

NASA research with BioServe Space Technologies and AgriHouse Inc., developing aeroponic gardening for space flight, inspired an innovative home gardening appliance. AeroGrow International Inc., of Boulder, Colorado, designed and released the AeroGarden line of countertop gardens based on NASA studies. One element, the Seed Pod, has since been used by BioServe as part of an experiment on the International Space Station, as its design would protect tomato seeds and prevent premature germination.

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Page Number in Published book: 94
Manufacturer: AeroGrow International Inc.

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