The project was presented at the competition for the development of Martian greenhouses BIG Idea Challenge, which annually
The student project was named Demeter. It involves the construction of a domed greenhouse on the Red Planet, in the upper part of which there is a reservoir with nutrient solution. With the help of Martian gravity, the solution will be evenly distributed between trays with agricultural crops.
In the greenhouse it will be possible to grow cabbage, soy,sweet potatoes, potatoes, broccoli, strawberries, wheat and chufu (ground almonds), and the nutrient solution in it should be enough for 600 Earth days - so much, according to the conditions of the competition, the mission to Mars should last.
Earlier, NASA summed up the fourth stage3D-Printed Habitat Challenge contest, which participants must develop viable models of 3D printing houses in which colonists can live on Mars in the future.