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As human space exploration missions reach farther into the expanses of our solar system, the capability for closed-loop regenerative life support systems becomes even more important. Plant growth and production in space can serve as one solution for regenerating and recycling many critical resources needed to sustain long duration exploration.

The capability to remotely grow plants for a long-duration space mission would allow crops to be produced prior to crew arrival and will allow maintenance with minimal crew support when manned. Supporting plants through multiple life-cycles and incorporating other bioregenerative aspects are desired potential functions for this system or for future versions of this system.

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