The Internet giant has been trying to invest in modern technologies for years, and soon the scope of its activities will go beyond the planet. Google is working with NASA on a project to grow plants on the silver surface.
As part of the joint project, NASA builds a small, weighing just a kilo, self-sufficient habitat for growing plants. The device, on board the Moon Express lander, will be delivered to the Moon.
The whole venture takes place within the framework of a Google-nominated competition, the Google Lunar X Prize. Its purpose is to construct a robotic ship that would be able to land and land on the surface of our planet’s natural satellite.
When the lander reaches the moon, water will be added to the habitat of the plant seeds, and the next 5-10 days will be observed and the data sent to Earth. The device will hold 10 basil seeds, as much turnips and a hundred small Arabidopsis flower seeds.