Mars image (NASA)

US Scientist Grows Asparagus in Alien Soil

A US scientist is trying to grow asparagus in alien rocks such as meteorites to prepare humans for space farming. In an attempt to grow microorganisms in space, Michael Mautner, a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher, hopes to terraform Mars and cultivate crops in the Martian soil that would make food, drink, and even oxygen available for any future human settlements. Jun 20, 2014