s been pretty well proved, she
said. But there are many areas that need to be studied, she said. Among the
research needs are:
- How to increase crop production in smaller spaces.
- Comparing use of artificial lighting to ambiant lighting to see what is
- Understanding atmospheric recycling because certain nutrients can get
tied up more than others.
- Determining recreational needs of the crew in space.
Silverstone, who is the vice president of Agricultural and Forestry for
Ecofrontieers Inc. and shareholder of Biospheres LLC, a private research and
development firm, was the co-captain of the Biosphere 2 crew and manager of
agriculture and food systems.
She has worked on food and agricultural projects in East Africa, India
and Puerto Rico. A native of England, she managed and coordinated the
architectural division operations, financial administration and cost control
from 1987 to 1991 for Space Biospheres Ventures, the company that built and
operated Biosphere 2.
In addition to publishing papers on the agricultural systems of
Biosphere 2, she has published a cookbook, Eating In: From the Field to the
Kitchen in Biosphere 2.
The four-day meeting -- the Congress on Cerebral Ischemia, Vascular
Epilepsy and CNS Injury: New Aspects of Prevention and Treatment from Space
and Underwater Exploration -- continues through Wednesday noon at the
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, formerly the Sheraton Washington.
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