Discover STEM - Petrosains, The Discovery Centre

Aeroponic Plant in Space

NASA is looking at ways to provide astronauts with nutrients in a long-lasting, easily absorbed form – freshly grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The challenge is how to do that in a closed environment without sunlight or Earth’s gravity?

AEROPONIC technique is a solution to PLANT IN SPACE

Aeroponic growing systems provide clean, efficient and rapid food production. Crops can be planted and harvested in the system year round without interruption, and without contamination from soil, pesticides and residue.


  • Aeroponics is a way of growing plants without soil and with very little water.

  • Grow vertically as well as horizontally, so it can be a great way of saving space.

  • The roots are held in a soilless growing.

Why Aeroponic is the best technique to Plant in Space?


Brought from earth – Vacuum sealed and light weight.


Light emitting diodes (LEDs) produces a spectrum of light suited for the plants’ growth.


No need to bring soil from earth – reduce heavy loads in rocket.

Note: Moons and Mars don’t have suitable soil (organic material), which are not conducive for plants growth.

Introducing ‘VEGGIE’, a plant growth unit on the International Space Station.

Name of Project

Leader of Project
Dr. Gioia Massa, NASA Veggie

What is it?
A space garden residing on the space station.

Carry-on piece of luggage

Planting Medium
Pillow (Each plant grows in a “pillow” filled with a clay-based growth media and fertilizer).

Function of Pillow
To help distribute water, nutrients and air in a healthy balance around the roots.

Average days harvest
33 to 56 days (lettuce crops)

Source of light
LED Lighting

Suitable Plants in Space (Microgreen)


Low in calories, fat and sodium.
Source of fiber, iron, folate and vitamin C.


Low in calories.
Source of vitamin K, C and A.


Low in calories.
High in vitamin A and C.


Source of vitamin A, K, C and B6.


Why Aeroponic is the best technique to Plant in Space?

Beneficial Bumble bees attraction.

Gardens will be better harnessed, thereby possessing the power of nature itself.

Fresh clean produce.

No pesticides and no genetically modified food.


judi bolaslot thailand
slot gacor pkv games pkv games slot77 judi bola pkv games bandarqq robopragma slot gacor thailand slot thailand slot gacor gb777 bonus new member pkv slot77 slot hoki bonus new member mpo play slot bri slot bca slot dana slot mahjong ways slot77 slot123 bandarqq dominoqq slot triofus slot thailand pkv games bandarqq dominoqq pkv games slot triofus bandarqq bandarqq bandarqq dominoqq dominoqq pkv games pkv games pkv games pokerqq slot77 slot77 slot123 slot123 pkv games pkv games pkv games pkv games pkv games bandarqq dominoqq dominoqq dominoqq dominoqq dominoqq MPO mpo play mpo play bandarqq pkv games domino99 dominoqq bandarqq bandarqq pkv games pkv games pkv games jam hoki main slot jam hoki main slot bandarqq bandarqq
slot gacor slot777
pkv games pkv qq slot pulsa 5000 bandarqq pkv games bandarqq judi qq slot88 slot gacor toto slot slot gacor pkv games poker pulsa Situs Toto mpo slot mpo slot slot pulsa bandarqq qq online pkv games slot gacor pkv games dominoqq dominoqq pkv games pkv games pkv games akun pro kamboja slot zeus pkv games situs pkv games judi bola pkv dominoqq bandarqq slot hoki pg slot pkv games situs toto toto slot live draw hk idnslot live draw dominoqq pkv depo 25 bonus 25 bandarqq idn poker pkv slot pulsa judi bola slot77 pkv games slot thailand rtp slot rtp slot bandarqq slot server kamboja Live Draw SGP slot demo pg soft depo 25 bonus 25 depo 25 bonus 25 dominoqq slot gacor slot88 sbobet slot server thailand slot gacor dominoqq bandarqq slot gacor slot777 pkv games dominoqq slot hoki slot server thailand slot77 slot88 judi bola slot kamboja pkv mpo slot slot kamboja slot gacor slot pulsa slot ovo bocoran admin jarwo depo 25 bonus 25 bocoran admin jarwo dominoqq slot demo idn slot slot777 pkv games idn slot rtp live slot gacor slot77 slot dana idn slot pkv games akun pro malaysia depo 25 bonus 25 mpo slot depo 25 bonus 25 depo 25 bonus 25 pkv games deposit pulsa tanpa potongan slot4d akun pro kamboja slot777 idn slot depo 25bonus 25 slot77 slot gacor hari ini pkv games bandarqq bandarqq rtp live rtp bet pkv pkv pkv games rtp bet slot thailand slot777 slot server thailand slot777 rtpbet bocoran admin jarwo slot hoki judi parlay rtp live Pkv slot gacor slot pulsa idn poker bandarqq slot gacor Slot Demo Pg Soft Slot Demo dominoqq pkv pkv games slot gacor slot gacor slot pulsa slot dana judi slot triofus
sbobet casino online slot online
rtp bet pkv games rtp bet Judi Bola Dominoqq rtp bet akun pro kamboja idn poker dominoqq pkv games slot gacor depo 25 bonus 25 slot gacor Judi Bola Indonesia Vs Argentina Judi Bola Indonesia Vs Argentina slot server kamboja situs toto
live draw sgp slot pulsa toto macau idn slot slot gacor slot888 slot dana slot thailand Toto88 Slot Pulsa Toto88 Toto88 Sbobet88 Situs Toto Slot4d Slot777 Slot777 Slot Gacor