The agricultural system produced 83% of the eight person crew's total diet while they lived for two years in this sealed structure.
The crew grew a variety of crops such as papayas, bananas, sweet potatoes, beets, peanuts, rice, and wheat. They could not use any toxic chemicals, as it would impact the crew's health.
During the first year of the two year mission, the crew was hungry and lost weight. During the second year of the mission, the crew grew over a ton more of food and regained some of the weight previously lost.
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