POSTER OF THE YEAR 2020
Wow, the SPACE PLANTS poster is this years winner!
thanks a lot @digital_archive
These plants stand out from the crowd with their ability to adjust more easily to their harsh environment. SPACE PLANTS are grown on space stations, in so called space gardens.
As humans explore space, we will want to bring plants for both aesthetic and practical reasons. We already know from our pioneering astronauts that fresh flowers and gardens on the International Space Station create a beautiful atmosphere and let us take a little piece of Earth with us on our journeys. They’re good for our psychological well-being on Earth and in space. They also will be critical for keeping astronauts healthy on long-duration missions.
A lack of vitamin C was all it took to give sailors scurvy, and vitamin deficiencies can cause a number of other health problems. Simply packing some multi-vitamins will not be enough to keep astronauts healthy as they explore deep space. They will need fresh produce. Right now on the space station, astronauts receive regular shipments of a wide variety of freeze-dried and prepackaged meals to cover their dietary needs – resupply missions keep them freshly stocked. When crews venture further into space, traveling for months or years without resupply shipments, the vitamins in prepackaged form break down over time, which presents a problem for astronaut health.
NASA is looking at ways to provide astronauts with nutrients in a long-lasting, easily absorbed form—freshly grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The challenge is how to do that in a closed environment without sunlight or Earth’s gravity.
3D visuals: Lara Gessner / Design: David Benski / Concept: Diana Wehmeier
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THE WORLD IS AS YOU ARE
PLASMA 6 turns its gaze towards the pale blue dot. This issue’s Earth-centric focus is highlighted by articles featuring everything from environmental issues to artistic perspectives, and ultimately sheds a new light on the meaning of our space endeavors. To understand the motivations better, we talked to the engineers behind the latest SpaceX Dragon missions and inspiring women in STEM. Our latest issue includes the huge centerfold poster of SPACE PLANTS.
“PLASMA 6”, 22 x 28 cm, approx. 140 Pages, English, November 2020