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Andrew Barney

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OSSI Lettuce used by NASA!!!
« on: 2018-10-19, 08:27:06 AM »
I guess we might need an announcements area. P.s. @Joseph Lofthouse is there a way to enable user tagging and embedded youtube videos?

 I just wanted to share this as it directly combines NASA with using an Open Source pledged variety.


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Astronauts on the International Space Station grew and ate Outredgeous red romaine lettuce in the station’s “Veggie” system, a test kitchen for growing plants in space. (NASA)

Outredgeous is an open source variety of lettuce that was used by NASA in space. This variety of lettuce, or at least the offspring of that variety, now called ‘Outstanding’ is listed on the OSSI website as an open source pledged variety.

This is basically a copied post / thread from the MIT Open Ag forum: https://forum.openag.media.mit.edu/t/nasa-open-source-agriculture-innovations/2575

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Shoutout to the awesome team at OpenAg as well as our #nerdfarmer comrades at FarmBot 27.

Super cool video about how NASA is utilizing and working with open-source platforms to figure out how to grow food in space and eventually Mars.

https://youtu.be/QKdujWpfjSk


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https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2016/12/25/14065008/open-source-seeds

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2016/12/25/14065008/open-source-seeds

https://youtu.be/RlFoNrxdLN8

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