Space Stations

Space Botany Study On The ISS

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
November 6, 2022
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Space Botany Study On The ISS
Space Botany Research

NASA astronauts Jessica Watkins and Bob Hines work on the XROOTS space botany investigation, which used the station’s Veggie facility to test soilless hydroponic and aeroponic methods to grow plants.

The space agricultural study could enable production of crops on a larger scale to sustain crews on future space explorations farther away from Earth.

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