Is it possible to grow grapes on Mars?

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Is it possible to grow grapes on Mars?

having examined the Martian soil, the first colonists will be able to grow on Mars different crops

According to the publication , in Tbilisi the project is based on the cultivation of grapes, suitable for cultivation on the red planet. A team of scientists of the IX Millennium project relies on the winemaking heritage of Georgia, which has nearly 8 thousand years. Previously, a number of private and public agencies announced their intentions to Mars. So, NASA hopes that manned mission to Mars will take place in 2034, and the head Elon Musk said that his company is planning the first manned mission to the Red planet in 2024.

As the cultivation of grapes will help to colonize Mars?

Despite the fact that the cultivation of the vine on Mars is under question, as the first manned mission to the red planet, the study can help to answer questions about radiation, dust and other problems related to zhizneobespecheniya agriculture on Mars. Moreover, researchers do not exclude that one day will be sipping wine, watching the Martian sunset.

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The Team plans to build in Georgia, the laboratory, which will be recreated Martian conditions. This will allow to select grape varieties that could thrive on . Thanks to the work of the mission from NASA, which studied the Martian soil, the researchers were able to reproduce its unique characteristics, to test the potential of the soil for growing crops. As a rule, reproduce the Martian soil using crushed basalt from an extinct volcano in the Mojave desert in California. The process will be observed by experts from the European space Agency. Scientists are pinning their hopes on the white grapes, in particular the variety is Rkatsiteli, which is known for its high resistance to cold winter, hot summer, as well as able to resist the virus. The effects of radiation on grapes will also be checked.

What alcohol will drink future colonists?

Georgia — is not the first country that takes into account the need for alcohol for future Martian colonists. In 2017, the Budweiser of its intention to make space beer, sending barley into space to explore, as one of the key ingredients in beer reacts to the microgravity environment.

what beverage you would like to try, once on the red planet?

Budweiser has partnered with the Center for the advancement of science in space (CASIS), the organization that manages the International space station of the United States. National laboratory and Space Tango, which manages two commercial research centers at the national laboratories, conducted a series of experiments. Budweiser intends to become "the first beer on Mars". The manufacturer hopes that their beer will be on Board during a manned mission to the Red planet. Meanwhile, the results of the latest research suggests that any amount of alcohol is harmful to health. Recently we told you about that happen to the body with daily use of alcohol beverages.

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