Category: agriculture

1987 NASA concept art pictures an outpost on Mars. The Martian soil shields the astro-pioneers from solar radiation, and they can go without spacesuits in a pressurized habitat. Let’s not forget the greenhouse for, you know, growing food and stuff.

A future farm in space, as seen in NASA’s Space Settlements: A Design Study, 1977. This would an agricultural section of a space habitat known as a Stanford torus, which means anywhere from 10,000 to 150,000 mouths to feed.