This is not the first time that this research has been implemented in Trondheim. In 2006, experiments were carried out on the International Space Station (ISS) involving the growth of a flower weed called Arabidopsis thaliana.
Ann-Iren Kittang Jost, the research chief of the project explained that one of the biggest challenges of the crop growth is administering the right amount of water and nutrients to the plants in such little gravity.
Researchers believe that by 2050, a self sustaining ecosystem can be fully functional in space. Imagine travelers eating in a self sustaining manner thousands and thousands of miles away from Earth!