Our Projects Improving daily life in space GREEN//CASE is a portable mini-greenhouse that can be completely 3d printed at an extra-terrestrial outpost, thus saving payload weight and costs. It’s main aim is not to produce additions to the crew’s meal plan or conduct scientific experiments; the greenhouse is designed to allow each crew member their very own green space, to tend to at their leisure and harvest the psychological benefits. GREEN//CASE can be set up in private quarters with minimum space requirements or taken along on long rover journeys. While big-scaled greenhouses can support the habitat’s life support systems and food generation, GREEN//CASE works to raise habitability in personal quarters and help the astronauts to maintain important emotional balance. BALANCE//ACT is an adaptive training tool to get astronauts accustomed to partial gravity, such as lunar 1/6g or Martian 1/3g. Before 3d printed on site, the design can be adapted to the present gravity and the user’s exact body measures. Navigating partial gravity can pose dangerous challenges to astronauts, causing them to lose balance and potentially damage vital life support systems. A fast and secure adaption to the new levels of gravity is therefore crucial, especially for long-duration missions. As it is almost impossible to create a training ground for partial gravity on Earth, BALANCE//ACT provides the possibility of on site training directly after the crew’s arrival. Explaneta Space Solutions is collaborating with medical professionals on developing BALANCE//ACT. The device is scheduled to be tested on upcoming analog simulations in 2021.