Role : Crew Botanist
Studies : Bio-engineering
Mario Sundic is a 21 year old bioengineering student. Currently finishing his bachelor’s degree in Belgium, he plans to study plant and microbial genetics abroad, with the aim of working in an innovative biotech company. His passions include ecology, biotechnology, photography, and languages, as he is currently fluent in four languages and learning a fifth one. In addition to this, he is an avid traveler, having visited over 25 countries by his own means, and counting. He will serve the double role of Crew Journalist and GreenHab Officer in the MDRS.
A steady supply of food for the astronauts is one of the most fundamental requirements for any autonomous long-term space mission, such as an expedition to Mars. That food will almost exclusively be supplied by plants grown hydroponically in very tightly packed greenhouses, with very high exposure to different risk factors. It is therefore essential […]