Revolutionary food production and closed-loop biomanufacturing could transform human space travel and address the growing food crisis on Earth.

Space tourism, once the domain of science fiction writers, is now an active pursuit of space-tech entrepreneurs. It’s the most likely place that any of us non-astronaut humans will spend any extended time away from our home planet— especially if we could still order from Amazon on the moon. But beyond the thrill of peering at Earth in the distance while tottering along in one-sixth Earth’s gravity, the moon is a barren place with little to recommend it prolonged human presence.

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