Biologists are going to grow hemp on the ISS

By Azlocation
2018-10-05 14:36:30

The company Space Tango (USA) is studying how microgravity affects the properties of different plants. Since the space on the International Space Station is limited, for its experiments, the company grows plants in micro-laboratories that do not exceed the size of a microwave oven.

Now Space Tango is going to conduct a study to determine how an environment without gravity can affect the growth and development of cannabis.

Sprouts will be sent to the space station to observe how this plant can be cultivated in zero gravity.

The choice of cannabis is related to its importance in the field of medicine and pharmaceutical developments. Representatives of the company report that at present they have two microlabs, which are installed on the International Space Station, and about six times a year, new equipment and materials for experiments are supplied there. With the help of microgravity, researchers hope to make scientific breakthroughs in the field of health and plant biology, which can then be repeated on Earth, reports Naukatv.


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