Growing To Mars
The race is on to settle Mars:
A new space-age stampede.
The journey there is hard enough,
But how will humans feed?
Some clever boffs have won the chance
To grow, and shall proceed
To furnish Mars One’s lander with
A type of cress, indeed.
The stakes are high; the Red Planet’s
Conditions will impede
Productive germination, but
Let’s hope that they succeed.
For life on Mars depends on it,
The experts are agreed;
If plants can grow, then human beings
Can eat and breath and breed.
The name of this resourceful group
Who'll meet the Martians' need?
They call themselves, delightfully,
And, fittingly, Team Seed.