Greens grown in space are now on Space Station astronaut menu


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Space Kale is delicious, of course!



I hate that they lead the story with that photo, which is a mock up of a putative Mars mission module. The actual experiment is probably 1/100th that with a growth area on order with a cafateria tray.


meh. I plated microgreens before they were cool.


“recreational gardening activities”


Module 420



New Zion?


Bad idea to keep all those nukes on the ISS.


One step closer to the future… Of trendy fad diets

“Space Grown Greens, just like regular plants but more expensive so you can lord it over your neighbours!”


Cool stuff from the video:

  • NASA had to check the plants for microbes to make sure they were edible since they have no idea what’s floating around in the air on ISS, but now that they’ve given the thumbs-up, the astronauts can start harvesting and eating
  • Experiments have been scheduled to figure out how pollination works in zero G, presumably so they can start scaling things up or working with different crops
  • Orbitec (the company that’s working with NASA on this) is using the lessons learned here to foster plant cultivation in hostile environments, eg Dubai (and other megacities I’d imagine)

This is really cool for a bunch of reasons, not just getting to Mars.

(it’s still cool for getting to Mars reasons)


I’m more excited by the Time Travel example:

Crew members on Expedition 44, including NASA’s one-year astronaut Scott
Kelly, harvested some “Outredgeous” red romaine lettuce Monday, Aug.
10, from the Veggie plant growth system on the nation’s orbiting laboratory.

Posted Aug 7th…


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