Potatoes may actually be the first kind of food to be grown on Mars, according to a recent study by a NASA scientist.
In movies, growing food on Mars may seem easy. But according to scientists, establishing a sustainable life on the Red Planet is a complex task that involves creating soil from scratch and a billion dollar worth of food supply missions.
One of the biggest challenges that astronomers has to overcome in any space mission is having enough food supply. Because of this, NASA scientists are developing ways on how they can cultivate their own food during their missions, including plans for a garden on Mars.
Astronauts were able to grow food aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the first attempt of farming outside the Earth, but will this be possible on Mars?