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Why growing vegetables in space matters

A journey from entrepreneurship to ‘out of this world’ agriculture

Date & time
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

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Ed Rosenthal, BA 74, founder of Florikan ESA and member of the Space Technology Hall of Fame


University Advancement

Wheel chair accessible


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Join Concordia graduate, entrepreneur and inventor Ed Rosenthal, BA 74 — founder of Florikan ESA and a member of the Space Technology Hall of Fame — as he describes his entrepreneurial journey in agriculture and how NASA uses his patented controlled-release fertilizer to develop reliable plant and food production systems on the International Space Station.

Can’t join us in person? Join us online for the lecture livestream.

Two women and a man wearing protective clothing look at plants in a greenhouse Rosenthal — pictured here with Gioia Massa, project scientist at NASA Kennedy Space Center, and Betty Rosenthal — “saved NASA years of research.”
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