American Society of Civil Engineers

Requirements and Opportunities for the Successful Development of Lunar and Martian Agricultural Systems

by Judith Fielder, (No affiliation information available.) and Nickolaus E. Leggett, (Consultants, 1432 Northgate Square, #2A, Reston, VA 20190-3748)
Section: Lunar and Martian Exploration and Construction, pp. 170-175, (doi:

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Space 2002 and Robotics 2002
Abstract: Long term habitation of Lunar and Mars bases requires successful onsite production of food, plants, and microbes. This paper presents requirements and opportunities for the successful implementation of plant growth systems for Lunar and Mars inhabited bases. Agriculture systems must be designed for high reliability under adverse conditions. Systems must also be designed to serve multiple purposes.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Aerospace engineering
Space colonies