Greenhouse - Take Your Classroom to Space: In-flight Call
ESA's Directorate of Human Spaceflight, Erasmus Centre hosted the live in-flight call on 17 February 2011. ESA connected students in four locations in Europe to the ISS to speak with Paolo Nespoli about the Greenhouse in Space. The locations were Cite de l'espace in Toulouse France; ESA European Astronaut Centre, Cologne, Germany; ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy; Ciencia Viva in Lisbon Portugal.
The %u2018Greenhouse in space' project, proposed and conceived by ESA's Directorate of Human Spaceflight, is not only a scientific experiment but also an educational opportunity for schoolchildren aged between 12 and 14.
Paolo will use a specially-developed greenhouse in space to grow plants and make observations of the life cycle of a flowering plant. The schoolchildren will be able to follow this with their own experiment on the ground, using a similar greenhouse and the same species of plant.