Greenhouse For A Red Planet SpaceDaily

Discovery channel partner SpaceRef Interactive has donated an experimental greenhouse to the SETI Institute’s Center for the Study of Life in the Universe. The donation will support research activities on Devon Island, Nunavut, in the Canadian high Arctic, conducted under the auspices of the NASA Haughton-Mars Project that is developing research concepts for the human exploration of Mars. Named after and dedicated to Sir Arthur C. Clarke, originator of communications satellites, author of 2001: A Space Odyssey and almost 100 other books, the “Arthur Clarke Mars Greenhouse” will support research activities that increase our understanding of life in the universe and help pave the way for the human exploration of Mars. “Look out, Mars – here we come!” said Clarke, about the greenhouse.