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Idaho Space Grant Consortium seeks student applicants for Plant the Moon Challenge

The Idaho Space Grant Consortium is seeking student applicants for the Plant the Moon Challenge. The program aims to encourage students to think about agriculture on other planets, and what will be needed to grow food in Lunar and Martian soil. The students receive a pack of either Lunar regolith or Martian regolith (Note: Regolith is a blanket of unconsolidated, loose, heterogeneous superficial deposits covering solid rock. It includes dust, broken rocks, and other related materials and is present on Earth, the Moon, Mars, some asteroids, and other terrestrial planets and moons). Students will experiment with fertilizer and additives to determine how best to grow common crops. Learn more here:

Idaho Space Grant Consortium is fully funding some Idaho participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. Applications close May 24.

Use this link to fill out at application. For questions, contact Kristina Davenport at or