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Ascension Island’s hydroponics lab is revitalizing life on the volcanic island
The 45th Space Wing's Ascension Island Auxiliary Airfield looks quite similar to Mars, per its physical characteristics. Food must be flown in because the topography of the island isn't able to grow food organically. However, a team from the 45th Mission Support Group's Detachment 2 has revamped the hydroponics lab so that fresh vegetables can be grown and consumed by the 700 inhabitants of the volcanic island. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cathy Little)

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Photo by: Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker |  VIRIN: 190807-F-AO460-1006.JPG