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Documenting Plant Growth In Space

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
December 2, 2020
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Documenting Plant Growth In Space
Documenting Plant Growth In Space

Radish leaves cut from the bulb are attached to a work area in the Harmony module and spread out for photography after being harvested.
Radish plants were grown aboard the International Space Station during a four week period for the Plant Habitat-02 experiment that seeks to optimize plant growth in the unique environment of space and evaluate nutrition and taste of the plants.

iss064e008675 (Nov. 30, 2020) – larger image

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