Using soil similar to conditions found on Mars, scientists attempt to grow potatoes in a partially simulated Mars environment.
In 2015, Matt Damon reprised his role of “confused Boston actor” in the sci-fi film The Martian. The We Bought a Zoo star was able to survive for months on the Red Planet thanks to his ingenious decision to grow potatoes for food. Now, a NASA-backed project wants to see if Matt Damon’s potato scheme could actually work on Mars. And the early results are promising.
Source: Matt Damon Might Have Been Right About Potatoes on Mars