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Microgreen Growth In Microgravity Versus Earth: A UB-Student Spaceflight Experimental Project Mission 12

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dc.contributor.author Figueroa, William
dc.contributor.author Jolly, Chadwick
dc.contributor.author Knight, Aaron
dc.contributor.author Aziz, Zack
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-13T13:35:04Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-13T13:35:04Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03-23
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/2172
dc.description Faculty Research Day 2018: Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Finalist en_US
dc.description.abstract The experiment will give us a better understanding of growing a plant in space versus Earth. The purpose of this experiment is to compare the growth rate of microgreens in gravity versus microgravity. We want to see the similarities and differences of growing microgreens in the different conditions. The Veggie system was launched in 2014 according to Herridge, L., astronauts were able to grow red romaine lettuce in 2015 at the ISS according to Foley, K.E. Instead of growing red romaine lettuce, microgreens will be used. Gardener’s Gold potting soil was chosen as the dirt for this experiment because it is all organic and plants will grow a lot faster with this brand, which also contains fertilizer. This was obtained at Ganim's Garden Center in Fairfield CT, which is also available at other garden centers as well. Microgreen seeds were used for this experiment because it’s very versatile, easy to grow, and it’s an edible plant. It was also obtained from Ganim’s Garden Center, but these seeds could be obtained almost any garden center. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Microgravity en_US
dc.subject Plant growth en_US
dc.title Microgreen Growth In Microgravity Versus Earth: A UB-Student Spaceflight Experimental Project Mission 12 en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.institute.department School of Engineering en_US
dc.institute.name University of Bridgeport en_US
dc.event.location Bridgeport, CT en_US
dc.event.name Faculty Research Day en_US

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