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Garden on Mars: Plants include arnica, opium poppy and calendula
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- Title Garden on Mars: Plants include arnica, opium poppy and calendula
- Released 31/05/2007 12:07 pm
- Copyright Copyright © 2007 Aggregate Industries Ltd. www.600days.com
The garden is sub-divided into two interlocking spaces with different functions. The front incorporates a spring where the water forms a fine mist as it emerges from the ground. The majority of this area is given over to growing luxury food items such as pistachios and olives, as well as plants with healing properties such as arnica, opium poppy and calendula.
The rear is an area of relaxation with a hanging chair and a rest pod where the astronaut can retire in order to maintain a natural 24-hour cycle. Both the seating and the rest area have been designed to suit the gravity on the planet, making the angle of the repose position somewhat different to here on Earth!