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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

"The Washington Post" writes about Georgian grapes for Mars

08.01.2019 (Hvino News) Yesterday's issue of The Washington Post featured an article focusing on possibilities of growing Georgian grapes on Mars, entitled "White wine on the Red Planet? Scientists in Georgia are hunting for a perfect Martian grape".

Author Amie Ferris-Rotman argues that, since Georgia promotes itself as the world’s birthplace of wine, "it seems only natural that the country is trying to figure out what varietal might be sipped one day on Mars. That is the thinking behind the IX Millennium project, which is seeking to develop grapevines fit for the possible Red Planet agriculture pods".

Nikoloz Doborjginidze, founder of Georgia’s Space Research Agency and an adviser to the Ministry of Education and Science, said: “If we’re going to live on Mars one day, Georgia needs to contribute. Our ancestors brought wine to Earth, so we can do the same to Mars".