Growing indoors under artificial lighting is not new. NASA studying the use of plants to clean air has been around for decades. Over the past few years LED lighting technology has found its way into more and more use in our everyday lives.
NASA is now combining all three as they study the use of growing plants under LED plant grow lights as a potential way to produce food during future space exploration.
Gioia Massa, a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow said, “As we learn more about different light sources we can better configure the lights to more efficiently product plants that will produce food for the crew, recycle the atmosphere and help to recycle water…”
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