Astronauts are munching on lettuce grown in space for the first time ever

August 10, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. In what feels like a moment right out of Star Trek , members of the Expedition 44 crew on the International Space Station are about to eat the very first crops grown in space . Today, a batch of red romaine lettuce will be harvested from the “Veggie” plant growth system on the ISS orbiting laboratory  to make a tasty space salad for the crew. Scientists hope that the fresh food will be not only more nutritious for the astronauts, but that it will also improve their moods and maybe even help protect from harmful radiation. Read the rest of Astronauts are munching on lettuce grown in space for the first time ever

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