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NASA Is Starting its Own Vegetable Garden—in Space

Yasha Wallin

In the future, lettuce will be grown in space, thanks to new developments by NASA that will allow farming while in orbit. Beginning in December, the Vegetable Production System (Veggie for short) will launch, producing salad-type crops. If all goes well, this could mean astronauts will one day be self-sufficient. The program aims to provide a safe source of fresh food to crews and support relaxation and recreation. It will also cut down the $10K/pound NASA now spends on shuttle food.

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    • Yasha Wallin

      Great, looks like they've been experimenting with this for a while then. I couldn't find the flight controller's answer through the link, what did they write?

  • Hillary Newman

    Wow - this is pretty cool. Happy it's a veggie garden and not a factory farm.