Zero Gravity Solutions Inc. will Fly BAM-FX™ to the International Space Station Aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 Dragon Vehicle
to Test its Effects in Microgravity on Crop Plant Growth and Nutrition
BOCA RATON, Fla.— (December 7, 2015),– Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.’s (ZGSI or “the Company”) (Pink Sheets: ZGSI), an agricultural biotechnology public company commercializing its technology derived from and designed for Space with significant applications on Earth, in collaboration with Intrinsyx Technologies Corporation (Intrinsyx) will send BAM-FX, its agricultural product, to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 Dragon vehicle, currently scheduled to launch March 21, 2016 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Zero Gravity’s wholly owned subsidiary BAM Agricultural Solutions, in collaboration with Intrinsyx, will work with a group of California biology students on a BAM-FX flight in space to test if the positive effects that ZGSI’s proprietary BAM-FX™ technology has had in field crops on Earth can also help plant growth in the micro-gravity environment of the ISS. If positive results are obtained BAM-FX, may have applications in advanced life support systems for long duration missions and may support a variety of future international collaborative missions intended to bring human life into space and to help establish extra-terrestrial colonies in our solar system.
BAM-FX has already been successfully introduced in the US and international agricultural markets here on Earth in order to increase crop yields and bio-fortify crops with enhanced nutritionally relevant levels of Zinc, which is an important and often severely limited required-micronutrient in human food crops.
This experimental flight opportunity has been generously provided by a grant from NanoRacks and is primarily supported by a high school student project in Germany called V3PO. Through a crowdfunding initiative and scientific support from BASF, the world´s leading chemical company, these German students and their mentors are going to conduct their own experiment on a plant associated fungal inhibitor. This project also receives partial funding and technical support from both ZGSI and Intrinsyx.
The BAM-FX experiments will study the growth and nutritional effects of BAM-FX in broccoli at micro-gravity and will be conducted by an academically advanced team of California based high school students that will be supervised and mentored by John Wayne Kennedy (ZGSI’s Chief Science Officer and co-founder), by Dr. John L. Freeman (Intrinsyx), by Dr. Chetan Angadi (Intrinsyx) and by Dan Saldana (Valley Christian High School).
“The ability to apply our past space flight experiences in order to test out our existing agricultural product, BAM-FX, in space is a rare and exciting opportunity to potentially help with crop plant growth and the production of Zinc bio-fortified vegetables in space,” stated John Wayne Kennedy of ZGSI.
“A Zinc bio-fortified broccoli floret could be very useful for further complementing an astronauts existing healthy diet,” stated Dr. John Freeman of Intrinsyx.
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Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.
Harvey Kaye, Chairman