The Catacombs The Continuity Guide
Moonbase Guide
Technical
by Martin Willey

Hydroponics

There are several Hydroponics Units on Moonbase Alpha, growing crops that form the basis of the Alphan diet. Among the units seen:

The "Hydroponics Unit" is also mentioned in Dragon's Domain.

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The corridor outside Hydroponics Experimental. Observation windows are unusual in corridors.

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The end of the corridor. A sign points to the Computer Room

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A far view of the corridor.

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Close up of the observation window. There are lighted panels to the side, and a computer panel at the rear. The greenhouse columns (also seen in The Troubled Spirit) are visible.

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This view shows the work bench and a trolley to the side. This hydroponics lab seems to have a distinct lack of plants. A similar view. Why does this room have the capacity to be purged in chlorine? The wall panel on the far wall is the converter from the Main Power Unit, opened by Simmonds in Earthbound.

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An interior shot, showing the instruments on the workbench (more commonly seen on desks in Command Center).

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A small plant, perhaps a lettuce, grows in soil in the column (in fact there are no hydroponics beds visible).


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