Students to build Mars greenhouse Floriday Today

Will red tomatoes grow on the red planet? The answer could bloom inside the Mars Pod, a geodesic greenhouse dome modeling a semi-permanent colony on Mars to be built at the West Melbourne Elementary School for Science. “Where are these kids going to be in 2020?” asked Maria DeChristofano, the science teacher who conceived of the base along with parent Susan Kawa. “I see some of them as future astronauts.”