Design Requirements for a Mars Base Greenhouseby Steven H. Schwartzkopf, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co, United States,
Rocco Mancinelli, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co, United States,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space
One potential method of supplying life support to a manned base on Mars utilizes a Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS). A major component of the CELSS is a plant growth unit to produce food. This paper describes the results of several experiments conducted to determine whether or not a low atmospheric pressure greenhouse could be used to grow crop plants on the Martian surface. The results of these experiments are described and integrated with other information to produce a set of design requirements and a conceptual design for such a greenhouse.
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