Agricultural biotechnology company Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. of Boca Raton issued a press release today announcing a Space Act Agreement with the NASA Ames Research Center.
The focus of this partnership is the development of new agricultural technologies and products. The primary objectives of the Space Act Agreement are as follows:
- To establish a scientific basis for action of ZGSI products;
- To quantify the impact of ZGSI products on plant growth and productivity;
- To evaluate and test the impact of ZGSI products on yield physiology of selected crops important to commercial agriculture; and
- To evaluate and test the potential utility of ZGSI products to NASA space biology and life support applications.
ZGSI's BAM-FX agricultural solution was developed using microgravity research and is currently on the market. A BAM-FX experiment will fly to the International Space Station on SpaceX-9.