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Greenhouse being used for research on sustainable systems for astronauts while in space.
Our Planet
Earthlight

Is Learning to Live on the Moon the Key to Sustainability on Earth?

 

This documentary follows the efforts of the Controlled Environment Research Center to develop a greenhouse unit for NASA that will provide all the oxygen, water, and half of the food one astronaut will need to live on the moon. The technology they are developing will be critical to the success of our continued exploration of the solar system, but more importantly it will provide key insights into understanding how to make our food production, waste recycling, and air purification more sustainable, right here at home.

 

 

Project Backstory

 

A collaboration between Landmark Stories and the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAP).

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The outer frame of the lunar laboratory as it was being built.
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Dr. Kacira
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Greenhouses being used for research on the Lunar Laboratory Project.
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Image from the moon landing.
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Researchers arriving in Antarctica.
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Student involved with the Lunar Laboratory project.
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Himiwari Solar Lighting System, used to direct sunlight underground.