Madison scientists help to grow produce aboard space station


December 13, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Astronauts on the International Space Station can get a taste of home with the help of produce cultivation systems developed by scientists working in Madison.

About 250 employees of the Nevada-based aerospace company Sierra Nevada Corp. work in the Madison area developing environmental systems that can support human life and grow fresh food in space as well as propulsion systems to get spacecraft to their destinations.

"We're developing a huge core of talent for aerospace in Wisconsin," vice president Thomas Crabb said. "This is all part of the growth of high-technolo...

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