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CASIS opens ISS Cotton Sustainability Challenge
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Sep '17
Courtesy: ISS-Casis
Courtesy: ISS-Casis
Florida-based Centre for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has opened a cotton sustainability challenge, where researchers and innovators can propose solutions to improve crop production on earth by sending their concepts to the International Space Station (ISS) US National Laboratory. The challenge runs from September 5 to November 1.

Sponsored by Target Corporation, the challenge aims at finding find breakthrough sustainable solutions that can be affordably implemented to benefit cotton producers. Selected proposals will receive grant funding through Target Corporation and ultimately manifested for flight to the ISS National Lab, says a recent CASIS press release.

The concept topics may include fluid dynamics, fluid flow, cotton or plant germination, different cultivars of cotton genetics, water uptake and gene expression. Data generated from the selected research experiments will be offered in the public domain. (DS)

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