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Giving Roots and Shoots Their Space: The Advanced Plant Habitat

Houston TX (SPX) Apr 12, 2018

The Advanced Plant Habitat (APH), a recent addition to the International Space Station, is the largest growth chamber aboard the orbiting laboratory. Roughly the size of a mini-fridge, the habitat is designed to test which growth conditions plants prefer in space and provides specimens a larger root and shoot area.

This space in turn will allow a wider variety of crops to grow aboard the s