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Space Farming

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Have you ever wondered how plants can grow in outer space? NASA-affiliated researcher Richard Barker discusses his astrobotany experiments with the International Space Station. Astrobotany is the study of plant life and plant interactions in space environments. This includes understanding plant response for human spaceflight as well as the possibility of plant life on other planets. Barker is a UW-Madison researcher and co-investigator on three NASA grants involving atrobotany experiments.

Presented at the Mead Public Library in Sheboygan by the Wisconsin Academy in partnership with the Mead Public Library Foundation. Thanks to WSCS Sheboygan for sharing the video, as well as Academy donors, members, and the following program partner for their support:

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is a UW-Madison researcher investigating plant responses to spaceflight using custom imaging platforms and cloud-based data analysis. He currently is a Co-Investigator on three NASA grants and has been involved in the planning and launch of multiple AstroBotany experiments to the International Space Station (ISS).

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