SpaceGeeks Ep. 17: This is What a Space Botanist Looks Like


In this episode of the SpaceGeeks podcast, Dan Leone talks to Bruce Bugbee: a real-life space botanist who says a one-way trip to Mars means a one-way trip to a meatless diet. Not surprisingly, he also found a few nits to pick with “The Martian” and the greenness of  fictional astronaut Mark Watney’s thumb.

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Bruce’s CV.

A Bruce TEDx Talk. Some overlap with this episode, but 15 more minutes of Bruce on plants, if it piqued your interest.

Bruce blogs botany on Mars over at HuffPo.