The race is on to settle Mars:
A new space-age stampede.
If getting there’s not hard enough,
Then how, off Earth, to feed?
Some clever chaps have won the chance
To grow, and will 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.