The American company Redwire has announced the creation of the first commercial greenhouse in space. It will not be sent to the ISS until spring 2023. Industrial hemp will be grown there.
Redwire Greenhouse will expand the possibilities of crop production on Earth and enable research on growing crops in space, which will benefit future long-range missions as plants provide food, oxygen and water regeneration, said project leader Dave Reed.
The experiment will last about 60 days. The company has already collaborated with NASA on the Advanced Plant Habitat research project, a fully automated plant-growing facility.