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“Plants For Space”
Dr. Frazer Thorpe, P4S

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ExoLab-9 Legumes in Space LIVE Flight Readiness Review

Ellen Stofan on the geology of Mars, gardening in space, and research into Titan

David Kusuma and how Tupperware has been collaborating with NASA to Help Astronauts Grow Fresh Food in Space (PONDS)

Monterrey Tech students in Mexico presented Growth mechanisms and technologies in plant organisms

Video Catalog

We have collected a lot of valuable, engaging, and inspiring lecturers, presentations, and conversations of VIP Guests, NASA Scientists, researchers, and astronauts on Magnitude LIVE. Please feel free to share and embed the video sound bites into your lessons. Contact if you have any questions.

Big thanks to our great friend, Shivar Rajoo, in South Africa for the help of video cataloging.

#1Introduction with Dr. Richard Barker and Gilroy Life Science Labs1:20
The next great voyage of exploration, and the commercial push for inter-planetary colonization.
The adaptation of plants for Martian and general extra-terrestrial agriculture, along with plants and spaceflight
An overview of tools, studies and articles on the Gilroy Life Science Labs’ website. This includes topics covering natural variation, watering plants in a microgravity environment, genetic network analysis, and gravitropism
#1Summary of the Leguminaut Challenge3:24:18
#2Overview of ExoLab and the Leguminaut Challenge4:10
Epigenetics, the Kelly twins study, and intermodal transportation for space related to ExoLab
#2Lauren Parker on chickpeas versus other legumes2:01:20
#2Michael Wilkinson on food nutrition2:35:53
#2Different types of plant stress factors2:47:09
#2Summary of the Leguminaut Challenge3:00:40
Michael Wilkinson onThe Leguminaut Challenge and common materials that can be used to cultivate plants
Plant analysis: Nitrogen fixation, nodules, compounds and legume preparation on the Moon and Mars
The effects of COVID-19 on education initiatives (along with ExoLab and its intermodal transportation)
#3Excel Spreadsheet detailing compiled legume characteristics1:43:38
How can teachers, educators and students both create and contribute? Along with tools such as Badger and ISS Above
#4Dr Massa and plant growth on the ISS (“The Veggie Project”)0:55
Green fertilizer and its uses off world, along with issues and constraints regarding plant growth
Janelle on Instrument Operations Engineering at JPL, and experiences controlling the Cassini spacecraft
#4Using data sciences to retrieve and process data1:58:00
#4Michael Wilkinson on ExoLab 72:04:24
The relationship between Space Tango and I-Innovate, along with the company’s application to ExoLab, engineering, and additional work (such as the collaboration with Budweiser)
Andrew Diddle on the concept of plants and habits, and the challenges that trials and testing brings with this subject matter
#4The future regarding ExoLab 83:00:03
#5Introduction to the Leguminaut Challenge00:00:00
Gil Cauthorn on the study of plants and their effects in Microgravity, and why Adzuki beans matter
#5Renee Gamba and the importance of alfalfas51:34
#5Lauren Parker and the importance of chickpeas1:23:46
#5Steven Jones and the importance of lentils1:58:10
#5Mary Vaughn and the importance of mung beans2:26:40
Dr. Warren and the differences between Earth and Space from a biological perspective, the connection between all human senses, and further insights into the Kelly Twins study
#6Bill Brown and sky tracker explained in-depth1:30
Greg Johnson’s experiences as an astronaut, CASIS, thoughts on the current state of the world, and questions from students
Lori Waters on how spider mites have affected her bean plants, and which home materials she used to cultivate her plants during the lockdown
Trent Smith and growing legumes with the NASA’s Vegetable Production System (“Veggie”)
Ellen Stofan on the geology of Mars, gardening in space, and research into Titan
Dr. Katy Martin on Genes in Space and it’s relevance to Magnitude
Closing remarks on legumes (more specifically mung beans) and creating more databases to collect data related to space crop production
#7Summary of ExoLab, ISS Above and the Leguminaut Challenge1:27:10
#7Javier Montiel and the Leguminaut Challenge in Spanish1:34:15
Tony So covers the tools and features of the Learning System
#7Michael Wilkson and the importance of clovers3:46:14
Fatima Jakoet and the experience of ExoLab in South Africa, along with observing the growth of inoculated versus non-inoculated cow peas in agar solutions and Martian soil
Questions from South African students on ExoLab, distance learning, and general questions of educators
Dr. Richard Barker on astrobotany on Mars, planetary eco-synthesis (terraforming), and the green revolution
Christine Hirst on collecting authentic data using high altitude balloons and creating interactive science programmes using Nearpod
Michael Wilkinson on what makes the Leguminaut Challenge exciting, along with questions from his students (PicoHAB, ExoLab and legume related questions), and how they have been coping with the lockdown
Ted Tagami launches the second Magnitude Live session sky tracker, while educators give feedback regarding their chosen legumes
#9Liam Kennedy and Steve Jones on the advantages of ISS Above1:13:00
Lori Water’s students talk about findings regarding nutritional aspects of their chosen legumes, along with the recipes they chose
Dr. Richard Barker explains plant communication (calcium signalling) and the physiology of Arabidopsis thaliana
Beth DeCarlo Joseph on the importance of legume related recipes, along with her vegan-based eatery: Leguminati
Michael Wilkinson creates a laboratory experiment aiding in environmental containment
Javier Montiel: Lesson planning and the Leguminaut Challenge in Spanish
Monterrey Tech students in Mexico presented Growth mechanisms and technologies in plant organisms
#10Gil Cauthorn introduces gravitropism and astrobotany4:10
Cauthorn outlines a simple gravitropism experiment, which can be done at home using common materials
David Kusuma and how Tupperware has been collaborating with NASA to Help Astronauts Grow Fresh Food in Space (PONDS)
#10Beth DeCarlo Joseph creates a “lentil sloppy joe”2:12:40
#10Brief summary of ExoLab and the Leguminaut Challenge2:49:52
Janelle talks about providing young females with the tools to have a STEM career in their future, along with keeping them engaged during the pandemic. Students part of the YWCA ask questions regarding high-altitude balloon launches
#10Liam Kennedy lunches the third sky tracker4:02:19
Neuroscientist Dr. Jancy McPhee touches upon the importance regarding the combination of art and science (SciArt)
Dr. Richard Barker attributes to McPhee’s talk about art producing a collective vision, along with further insights into Arabidopsis (nodules, physiology and nitrogen fixation)
#11Beth DeCarlo Joseph creates “chickpea chocolate chip cookies”1:59:55
#11Brief summary about ExoLab and the Leguminaut Challenge2:32:10
Gina on Blue Marble, the production of microgreens, hydroponics, aquaponics, and aeroponics
#11Ted Tagami launches the fourth sky tracker3:32:15

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