The Biggest Job On Earth … And Beyond
BASF is proud to support Maria, Raphael and David, three agricultural students from Ravensburg in Germany and their visionary space farming research project "V3PO".
In February 2017, they were at Cape Canaveral to watch the launch of the SpaceX CRS-10 mission to the International Space Station. On board the transport rocket, was the V3PO experiment to research the growth of plant cuttings in micro-gravity. The experiment will bring new knowledge about cultivating plants in space and inspire new ways to grow food in the future.
Farming is already the biggest job on earth. It will only get bigger in the future as growing populations and declining resources create major challenges for the future of food. With its great heritage in farming, BASF is preparing for the future and committed to looking for new ways to solve these challenges; ways that even go beyond the boundaries of conventional agricultural thinking.