Nanoracks and Voyager Space Announce Founding Leadership Team for George Washington Carver Science Park Onboard Starlab

Nanoracks and Voyager Space Announce Founding Leadership Team for George Washington Carver Science Park Onboard Starlab

Voyager Space and Nanoracks announced that The Universities Space Research Association, ZIN Technologies, The Ohio State University, and the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation have been selected as the founding leadership team of the George Washington Carver (GWC) Science Park on the Starlab commercial space station. The GWC Science Park, established by […]

Starlab is Coming…

Exclusive coverage of the first commercial multifunctional LEO Space Station Nanoracks spent the last decade mastering the commercial operation of space stations, meeting customer demand, charting market growth, and self-investing in private hardware on the ISS. Based on this experience, we are excited to introduce Starlab, a continuously crewed commercial platform supporting a business designed […]

Nanoracks Names Amela Wilson Chief Executive Officer

Nanoracks Names Amela Wilson Chief Executive Officer

Nanoracks, a Voyager Space Company, today announced the appointment of Dr. Amela Wilson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Former CEO and Co-Founder Jeffrey Manber will join Voyager Space as President of International and Space Stations and will remain Chairman of the Board at Nanoracks.

Farming from Far Far Away

Space agencies around the world have largely focused on growing crops in microgravity as a means to support settlements on the Moon and Mars, but a recent discovery could save millions here on Earth.

Outside of our atmosphere, high radiation levels and severe temperature swings, cause stress at the genetic level in bacteria, microbes, and even seedlings. Excess radiation and harsh conditions have mutated plant DNA to withstand these extremes, making them much tougher than their Earthly counterparts.

As our terrestrial environment continues to evolve, hardier seedlings from space could solve a number of problems here on Earth, allowing crops to grow in some of nature’s harshest environments. With hardier seeds, places like the Mojave Desert could become agricultural communities.

To develop this technology further, Nanoracks has established a new team operating out of Houston and Abu Dhabi, committed to off-world AgTech.

Jeffrey Manber, (CEO and Cofounder of Nanoracks), said the team “will be the first dedicated commercial research team focused exclusively on using the space environment for producing hardier agricultural products and more efficient autonomous harvesting techniques.”

With space seeds growing now, cosmic Crops may not be far off.

Chief Mars-chitect and Founder of MCD believes, “Urban farming on Mars can be the key to a thriving destination.” In this year’s Mars City Design Challenge, multidisciplinary global teams share their vision for feeding tomorrow’s thriving society on Mars, and do it sustainably.

Sprawling greenhouses built from locally sourced materials for interplanetary food production.

Wonder if they’ll grow Matt Damon’s Potatoes?
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