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Growing Chili Peppers In Orbit

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
September 8, 2021
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Growing Chili Peppers In Orbit
Growing chili peppers on ISS

Megan McArthur @Astro_Megan Space Chile update: they’re blooming?! I’m grinning!
We expect to see small developing fruit in another week. Learning to grow these more complicated plants in @Space_Station’s unique environment will enable astronauts on future planetary missions to grow some of their own food!

SpaceRef co-founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.