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Old January 16th 04, 02:24 AM
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Default Food Crops on the Moon - What to grow?

Some things to ponder:

- Greatest output of O2 for resources consumed.

- Food and other beneficial substances produced, (what do you do when
the stems and roots start to build up?)

- For that matter, what of composting and recycling (cuss words down
here on Earth).

- Can a (stronger?) case be made for gene engineered organisms in a
non-terrestrial enviroment? Perhaps in a low gee enviroment and with
super abundant sunshine the output won't requier fiddling with the DNA.

- Is hydroponics the end all or will soil production itself be important?


I can envision having every otherwise blank surface (walls and ceiligs)
being covered in some sort of vine or ivy, esp. in crew quarters.


Thoughts for discusion, have at it.

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Old January 17th 04, 08:54 PM
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Sorry, this one got out without being checked for spelling.


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Old January 17th 04, 08:55 PM
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T wrote in message m...
Some things to ponder:

- Greatest output of O2 for resources consumed.

- Food and other beneficial substances produced, (what do you do when
the stems and roots start to build up?)

- For that matter, what of composting and recycling (cuss words down
here on Earth).

- Can a (stronger?) case be made for gene engineered organisms in a
non-terrestrial enviroment? Perhaps in a low gee enviroment and with
super abundant sunshine the output won't requier fiddling with the DNA.

- Is hydroponics the end all or will soil production itself be important?


I can envision having every otherwise blank surface (walls and ceiligs)
being covered in some sort of vine or ivy, esp. in crew quarters.


Thoughts for discusion, have at it.


What for? It isn't like O2 is the most rare thing on Luna. Lots of
oxides everywhere over the surface. I think it is even the major
element on the surface. What is lacking is plain old H2O, or even
hydrogen, simply.

The plants are probably a waste of H2O.

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Old January 19th 04, 06:28 PM
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Default Food Crops on the Moon - What to grow?

quasarstrider wrote:

T wrote in message m...

Some things to ponder:

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What for? It isn't like O2 is the most rare thing on Luna. Lots of
oxides everywhere over the surface. I think it is even the major
element on the surface. What is lacking is plain old H2O, or even
hydrogen, simply.

The plants are probably a waste of H2O.


Everything gets shipped in from Earth in the beginning, but down the
road you'll want to be more self sustaining.


TBerk

 




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