Coolest Idea of the Week for Smithers Oasis Engineered Products – Foam to be used in space to grow vegetables
When I was a kid I always wanted to be a pilot and fly around the world or even outer space. I would imagine entering the cockpit of a F-14 Tomcat or an A-10 Warthog or even the Millennium Falcon. I never lost the passion to fly and when I travel for work I often look out the window of the plane imagining what it would be like to have control of the stick and pilot the plane.
Well I get to live vicariously through some of my foam…this week we were able to send some samples of our foam to NASA for development work to try and grow vegetables in space.
If the product works as well in space as it does on Plant Earth, I know the astronauts will be enjoying fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and other greens.
Stay tuned for updates on this project.
The Smithers Oasis Engineered Product Team