Gardeners of the Galaxy
GotG12: Michael Wilkinson

GotG12: Michael Wilkinson

November 23, 2020

Join Emma the Space Gardener as she explores gardening on Earth... and beyond! Emma's guest on this week's show is Michael Wilkinson, a teacher who's bringing astrobotany into classrooms with Magnitude.io. Michael talks about the ExoLab series of experiments, which 'leguminaut' is blasting off in 2021, and how a Bitmoji teacher will be able to tag along for the ride!

GotG11:Christine Escobar

GotG11:Christine Escobar

November 9, 2020

Join Emma the Space Gardener as she explores gardening on Earth... and beyond! Emma's guest on this week's show is Christine Escobar, VP of Space Lab Technologies. Christine talks about the wonderful microgravity lilypond, and the company's plans to put a greenhouse on Mars.

GotG10: Gioia Massa

GotG10: Gioia Massa

November 2, 2020

Join Emma the Space Gardener as she explores gardening on Earth... and beyond! Emma's guest on this week's show is Dr Gioia Massa, a Project Scientist at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, working on the Veggie growing system on the International Space Station. Gioia talks about the challenges of growing plants in space, those blooming space zinnias, and when we might see astronauts eating their first space tomato!

GotG9: Javier Medina

GotG9: Javier Medina

October 26, 2020

Join Emma the Space Gardener as she explores gardening on Earth... and beyond! Emma's guest on the show this week is Dr Javier Medina, a Space Plant Biologist with the Spanish National Research Council. He talks about why it's essential we grow plants in space, what we've learned from his experiments, and when there might be a greenhouse on the Moon!

GotG8: Elliot Roth

GotG8: Elliot Roth

October 19, 2020

Join Emma the Space Gardener as she explores gardening on Earth... and beyond! In this episode, Emma talks to analog astronaut Elliot Roth, who recently spent two weeks in a simulated Moon mission. Find out why Elliot thinks we should pack algae when we leave Earth, and why we'd be better settling on Venus than Mars.

GotG7: Jane Perrone

GotG7: Jane Perrone

October 12, 2020

Join Emma the Space Gardener as she explores gardening on Earth... and beyond! In this episode, Emma talks to houseplant expert Jane Perrone about which plants she would take into space.

 

 

GotG6: Astronematode

GotG6: Astronematode

October 5, 2020

Join Emma the Space Gardener as she explores gardening on Earth... and beyond! In this episode, Emma finds out which plant experiments are on their way to the International Space Station and talks to the people behind the Astronematode mission that sent predatory worms into space!

GotG5: John Z. Kiss

GotG5: John Z. Kiss

September 21, 2020

Join Emma the Space Gardener as she explores gardening on Earth... and beyond! In this episode, Emma talks to Dr John Z Kiss, space plant biologist. Dr Kiss has worked on eight plant experiments that flew in space and made exciting discoveries about how plants respond to light and gravity.

GotG4: First Seeds in Space

GotG4: First Seeds in Space

September 7, 2020

Join Emma the Space Gardener as she explores gardening on Earth... and beyond! In this episode, Emma takes the time machine for a spin to explore the early history of seeds in space. Plus you'll find out which plants will be best for terraforming Mars, why greenhouses may soon be made from solar panels, what's included in a Russian space tourist package and more!

GotG episode 3: Houseplants in Space

GotG episode 3: Houseplants in Space

August 24, 2020

Join Emma the Space Gardener as she explores gardening on Earth... and beyond! There's some great news for space gardeners this week, involving space to grow in, bricks to build with and... hibernating squirrels. And you can discover how many plants it would take to provide your own personal oxygen supply, and what would make a good houseplant in space. Oh, and there's still time to enter the chilli seed giveaway!

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