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Sunday August 09, 2015

What Do Space-Grown Veggies Taste Like?

Astronauts sick of ready-made meals are probably pretty happy about the success of the Veggie plant growth system aboard the ISS, which has been proven to produce edible lettuce. Initial crops sent back to earth for study were deemed safe to eat, and Expedition 44 crew members will be sampling some of the red romaine on Monday.

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NASA plans to grow food on future spacecraft and on other planets as a food supplement for astronauts. Fresh food, such as vegetables, provide essential vitamins and nutrients that will help enable sustainable deep space pioneering.