Dartmouth students win Mars greenhouse NASA competition

The Dartmouth

May 2, 2019

"A power outage mishap did not prevent this team of Dartmouth students from winning first place in NASA’s 2019 BIG Idea Forum this past week," reports The Dartmouth. "This year’s iteration of the BIG Idea Challenge was a national competition that sought innovative ideas for the design and operation of a Mars greenhouse. Their project, dubbed DEMETER, stands for 'Deployable Enclosed Martian Environment for Technology, Eating and Recreation.' According to the team’s technical paper, DEMETER’s main purpose was to provide sufficient quantities of nutritious food for a four-person crew of astronauts."

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