Growing Beyond Earth Maker Challenge

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 to Saturday, May 15, 2021
Growing Beyond Earth Maker Challenge
Event Description: 

Autonomous Growing Systems: Maintaining plants without human intervention
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is working with NASA to help improve food production for long duration space travel. Together, we're calling on makers across America to submit new designs for gardening systems to be used aboard spacecraft. Develop a smart system that might include sensors, cameras, and automated controllers for lighting, watering, and air circulation within a 50 cm cubic growing environment. Plant seeds of one or more of the predetermined plant varieties by hand, and grow them without any further human interaction over a 30 day period. Visit to learn more!

Event Type: 
Citizen Science
Hands-on Activities
Open to the General Public?: 
Astrobiology,  Human Exploration and Operations
ISS - International Space Station
Event Location: 

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral GablesFlorida 33156
United States