Space for Inspiration event was hosted by the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Directorate of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration, September 14-15, 2016 in London, UK.
ESA welcomed leaders from within and outside the space community for discussions on the broader implications of space-based research. The event was aimed at those working with science and technology on Earth who wanted to learn about the International Space Station as a major research and development laboratory. The event gathered colleagues from international space agencies and space-focused businesses, scientists, politicians, academics, journalists, public servants and representatives from the private sector.
In the session "How space research helps to solve global challenges: Feeding the planet", the TIME SCALE representatives Roy O'Mahony (CleanGrow Ltd.) and Øyvind M. Jakobsen (CIRiS, NTNU Social Research) contributed with a talk on "Growing plants in space", illustrating the potential for application of space technology in land-based food production industry.
September 15, 2016. Illustration, photo and video: ESA/Livestream.com.