Plant Science

Everything from how plants grow in space to how they maintain that pattern of growth when returned to Earth can provide valuable information on the fundamentals of biology. Morphological and genetic alterations may arise when plants are exposed to a microgravity environment. By observing these changes, we can broaden our understanding and expand applications for long-duration space missions as well as terrestrial applications.

Whether it’s passive exposure to microgravity or the growth and fixation of seeds, studying plant science in space provides an opportunity to deepen our existing agricultural knowledge.