Life Support for a Lunar Garden

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Life Support for a Lunar Garden

  1. 1. Life Support for a Lunar Garden Support for human habitation Show germination in lunar gravity & radiation Four Ames Lunar Plant Experiment technologies fly with C. McKay, PI R. Alena Google X-Prize R. Bowman, A. Davé
  2. 2. Four Ames technologies make life on the Moon possible Plants engineered 1 for the MoonLight filtering solarconcentrator 3 2 4Wireless sensors Microfluidics controland control
  3. 3. Light Filtering Glenn Alers of UC Santa Cruz sponsored by Brad & Leslie Bebout•  Selective transmission for Photosynthetically active 400 – 700 nm•  Absorbs UV and green and matches photosynthetic range•  Minimizies heat load into closed greenhouse•  Collects light even from oblique solar zenith angles
  4. 4. Wireless Sensors Rick Alena, Thom Stone of code T• Lowers launch mass• Requires Fewer pass-throughs• Reduces physical complexity
  5. 5. New Work• Building prototypes• Testing in relevant environment• MoonEx integration
  6. 6. Contributors and CollaboratorsNargis Adham Lynn Hofland,Richard L. Alena, Chris Mckay,Glenn Alers, Hemil Modi,Jarren Baldwin, Emmett A.Quigley,Brad M. Bebout, Sangeeta Sankar,Leslie E. Bebout, Thom Stone,Rosalba Bonaccorsi, Falguni G.Suthar,Robert Boman, Ryan Walker,Matt Buffa, Benjamin John Wilcock,Steve Chelli, David Willson,Arwen I. Dave, Jan Winter

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