Redwire to launch first commercial space greenhouse in 2023

A full moon, known as the "Strawberry Moon" is shown with NASA’s next-generation moon rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS) Artemis 1, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. June 15, 2022. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

(Reuters) - Redwire Corporation said on Tuesday it would launch the first commercial space greenhouse in Spring next year to boost crop production research outside Earth and support exploration missions.

The space infrastructure company's project will help deliver critical insights for NASA's Artemis missions and beyond, said Dave Reed, Redwire's manager for the greenhouse project.

The Artemis program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) aims at sending astronauts to the moon and establishing a long-term lunar colony as a precursor to the eventual human exploration of Mars.

Commercial agricultural technology firm Dewey Scientific will be the company's first customer, Redwire said, adding that the project will enhance humanity's ability to grow crops in space.

The company's products include a fully-automated plant growth system for conducting research in the International Space Station.

(Reporting by Akash Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!


Next In Tech News

The big picture: US space scientists build world’s largest digital camera
How to get more value from your smartphone
Amazon's Alexa to provide basis for voice assistant in BMW cars
Analysis-Mexico data hack exposes government cybersecurity vulnerability
Microsoft's first major Windows 11 update is here – what's new?
Digital World CEO urges Donald Trump to press shareholders to vote on merger extension
Robinhood to close five offices as part of restructuring program
Intel's self-driving unit Mobileye files for U.S. IPO
Analysis-European telcos set to win fight with Big Tech, could set global agenda
India market regulator mandates enhanced disclosure norms for IPO-bound companies

Others Also Read