EDEN ISS — Ground Demonstration of Plant Cultivation Technologies for Safe Food Production in Space

NASA collaboration with EDEN ISS

On 19 January 2021, Jess Bunchek reached the Antarctic continent on board the research vessel Polarstern. Since 19 March, the 10-person overwintering crew has been on their own at Neumayer Station III. “EDEN ISS is an asset for the crew in many ways,” says Tim Heitland, Medical Coordinator and Operations Manager at AWI. “I know from my own overwintering experience just how much you can begin to miss fresh produce.