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Preparing Radish Seeds For Space

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
September 24, 2020
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Preparing Radish Seeds For Space
Preparing Radish Seeds For Space

Karl Hasenstein, the principal investigator for the Plant Habitat-02, or PH-02, plants radish seeds in seed carriers for the Addvanced Plant Habitat (APH) in the Space Life Sciences Lab at Kennedy Space Center on Sept. 23, 2020.
The carriers will fly aboard Northrop Grumman’s 14th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. The launch, aboard Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft, is targeted for Sept. 29 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Astronauts will grow radish plants in the APH, NASA’s largest and most advanced growth chamber on station.

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