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University of Hawaii space plants project could be astronaut game changer

May 12, 2019

HONOLULU (KHON2) - University of Hawaii at Manoa students designed a hydroponic growing system called Box Farm. 

They envision that it may be an important tool for space travel someday.

The Box Farm is about to be tested at the NASA-funded Inflatable Lunar-Mars Habitat at the University of North Dakota from May 16 to 24. 

To cut down on the time researchers spend tending to plants in space, habitat administrators say participants have been spending an average of more than two hours a day caring for plants............