WASHINGTON: An amazing Game App has been launched by NASA through which we can virtually float around the International Space Station (ISS), meet the crew and even grow plants using our smartphone
In the game “Space Science Investigations: Plant Growth,” players are first shown how to navigate in the ISS’s micro-gravity environment, or “zero-g”
Users can directly converse with the astronaut and ISS crew member Naomi, who explains to the game’s leading mission experimental plant growth.
NASA has long worked at growing plants in a low gravity environment, which is considered necessary for providing food during long duration flights such as to Mars, as well as in habitation pods on other planets.
ISS researchers have been successful in growing red romaine lettuce and the flower Zinnia.