Space station lettuce farm now producing fresh greens every 10 days for crew

Finally, crew members living aboard the International Space Station can munch on fresh leafy greens as part of their regular diet, in addition to the airtight packages of freeze-dried “astronaut food” that had sustained our space explorers for decades. After several years in development and testing, NASA’s very own “space gardener” Shane Kimbrough has successfully harvested several batches of fresh lettuce, while carefully tending the tiny plants and troubleshooting their moisture and nutrient…

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