Orbital Salad

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
July 16, 2019
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Orbital Salad
Plants on the ISS

Leafy greens are pictured growing inside the Columbus laboratory module’s VEGGIE botany research facility.
The VEG-04 botany study is exploring the viability of growing fresh food in space to support astronauts on long-term missions. The salad-type plants are harvested after 28 days of growth, with some samples stowed for analysis and the rest taste-tested by the crew aboard the International Space Station.

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