Michelle Bennett, head of Limerick’s Institute of Technology’s Applied Science Department, has an odd interest in bog science. And NASA wants what she finds out!
Professor Bennett stuck some samples of Irish bog into jars, stored them in her garage, and forgot about them. A year later, she came upon the jars, opened them, and was amazed to find that they were still alive. Every little, boggy bit!
She approached NASA with her findings, and suggested testing begin on the hearty mosses to see if they might create self-sustaining foods and water on spaceships, specifically for future use on a mission to Mars. Professor Bennet is now working on the project for NASA.
You heard it here first: Going to Mars will be terrific travel for foodies who have done it all!
Sliante! The crew at authenticireland.com