NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts 2021 Phase II Award
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, Calif.
A turtle carries its own habitat. While reliable, it costs energy in transporting mass. NASA makes the same trade-off when it transports habitats and other structures needed for human and other applications on lunar and planetary surfaces “on the back” of its missions. During Phase 1, we identified a novel biology-based solution to in situ production of usable components for space exploration: using fungal mycelial composites to grow structures off-planet, from habitats to furniture.(more…)
- Parabolic Arc
- April 11, 2021