Markus helps feed people in crisis areas

Producing fresh food just days after a devastating flood? The Mobile Emergency Plant Growing Application (MEPA) makes it possible. Markus Dorn, MEPA project manager at the DLR Institute of Space Systems in Bremen, explains how it works and how it relates to Jess's greenhouse project.

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Agriculture and Horticulture

Growing kohlrabi in space is no longer fiction, it’s science. Space research into efficient crop production not only feeds our dreams of inhabiting other planets, it can also help to sustainably feed a growing population here on Earth.