Space Foundation Press Releases

NASA plant food technology improves lawn and garden care

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 17, 2006) — The Space Foundation announced today that ZeoPro ™ from ZeoponiX, Inc., is officially recognized as a Certified Space Technology. ZeoPro is a combination growth medium, fertilizer, and soil amendment that enhances plant growth because of its patented nutrient delivery system. One of its primary ingredients is a slow release form of phosphorous and other key elements developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ZeoPro is available to individuals exclusively from Advanced Soil Science at retail nurseries and garden centers and through Internet and catalog companies. “The Space Foundation is pleased to certify ZeoPro,” said Kevin Cook, director of Space Technology Awareness for the Space Foundation. “ZeoponiX and distributor Advanced Soil Science are working to make the benefits of this environmentally-friendly technology available to every gardener.” NASA developed a new kind of growth media for plants (called zeoponic materials) that carries within itself the nutrients needed by plants and provides those nutrients in a very efficient manner. ZeoponiX holds exclusive rights to the NASA patents and further developed the technology in ZeoPro, an ecologically friendly product that enables indoor and outdoor plants to determine when they need nutrition, delivering a balanced diet of slow released plant nutrients. ZeoponiX is working closely with Advanced Soil Science to make ZeoPro available to everyone who wants to make their home greenhouse, houseplant, flower bed, vegetable garden, or lawn grow vigorously. ZeoPro uses essential plant nutrients more efficiently with various soil structures, while being environmentally responsible. Advanced Soil Science is the exclusive distributor of ZeoPro to the thousands of gardeners, retail garden centers, Internet retail garden supply companies and other horticultural outlets within the United States, including in your local area. About the Space Certification Program Since the dawn of the space era, the world’s best engineers at NASA and other space agencies have been developing advanced technologies that fuel space exploration and also result in a number of applications that improve life on Earth. The Space Certification Program, managed by the Space Foundation in cooperation with NASA, provides official recognition for qualified products and services incorporating those space technologies. For more information, visit About ZeoponiX, Inc. Based in Boulder, Colo., ZeoponiX, Inc., is the developer and manufacturer of the ZeoPro product line of plant food/ soil amendment/ fertilizer that incorporates NASA’s patented plant demand nutrient delivery system technology. ZeoPro is licensed from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under U.S. Patent Nos. 5,433,766 and 5,451,242. For more information, call 303-673-0098 or visit About Advanced Soil Science Advanced Soil Science, based in Georgetown, Mass., is a division of TINDARA, LLC, which has established a major Internet presence by providing gardening supplies and orchid supplies to consumers throughout the United States. Advanced Soil Science has been studying plant growth and soil science for many years and offers a unique gardening advantage through NASA’s extensive zeoponic technology, research and development programs. For more information, call 800-684-7651 or visit About the Space Foundation Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and inspires, enables, and propels tomorrow’s explorers. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation’s signature event, the National Space Symposium, is scheduled for April 9-12, 2007, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. For more information, visit Along with partnering organizations, the Space Foundation also conducts Strategic Space and Defense, Oct. 9-11, 2007, in Omaha, Neb.