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An image of BLiSS Sim for iPadYou're stuck on the Moon or relocated to Mars—how are you going to survive for months and possibly years without resupply?

This is the challenge you face in the BLiSS Sim, the first science education app developed by the NASA-sponsored Classroom of the Future. With help from NASA’s Bioregenerative Life Support System research, you can plan a plant-based, Earth-like solution for oxygen, water, and food production.

The BLiSS Sim is now available for free download from the iTunes Store

What makes this app unique and highly desirable is that it uses a game format to engage youth and adults in the challenges of supporting humans in space or extreme environments on Earth.

In the BLiSS Sim players learn how four plant types—wheat, potatoes, soybeans, and lettuce—can be grown and harvested to supply human oxygen, water, and food needs. Anyone interested in plants, human space travel, or planning biological sustainability here on Earth will want this free app based on NASA advanced life support research.

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