Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Last commentsmore »

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »

NASA astronauts set to harvest first space vegetable

NASA is set to harvest its first space lettuce that will also set in history the first ever successful production of space-grown vegetables.

The space agency recently commissioned International Space Station’s astronaut Steve Swanson to manage an extraordinary romaine lettuce garden. This lettuce was transported to the ISS in April, and five individually planted lettuce plants have grown.

Swanson is set to harvest the first three fresh samples next week.

According to NASA, these space-grown lettuce samples will be shipped back to Earth frozen for examination. If the laboratory analysis verifies that the veggie is perfectly nontoxic, astronauts will be allowed to eat on future NASA’s Veggie system produce.

Click here to read the complete article at

Publication date: 6/10/2014





Other news in this sector:

7/24/2015 Kazakhstan: A new crew heads to space station to harvest space crops
7/24/2015 Hydroponic how-to: Growing outside your comfort zone
7/24/2015 British raspberries going from strength to strength, say growers
7/23/2015 Pakistan: Outdated agricultural technique cause more poverty in Sindh
7/23/2015 UK: Sainsbury’s stocking 100% British red, green chillies
7/22/2015 India: Capsicum, tomato crops hit by diseases in Himachal
7/22/2015 Canada: First harvest living lettuce from Mucci Farms
7/21/2015 What Zantedeschia want: Part 2
7/21/2015 India: Environmental degradation leading to decline in nutrient-rich crops
7/20/2015 UK: New-age farmers grow strawberries in pots hanging from the ceilings of high-tech greenhouses
7/20/2015 UK: Caffeine secret ingredient to giant veg?
7/20/2015 US: Louisiana school administrators meet in Alexandria to cultivate farm-to-school programs
7/20/2015 US (CA): Summer heat boosts the bounty for tomato harvest
7/17/2015 Astronauts prepare to take first bite of salad grown in space
7/17/2015 Crop production for Abu Dhabi farmers’ centre to start
7/17/2015 Market garden to showcase British ag innovation
7/16/2015 AU: One of a kind hydroponic growing facility a game changer
7/16/2015 US: CropKing two-day grower workshop
7/16/2015 Asia: Singapore's skyline ideal for growing vegetables
7/15/2015 Research into the effect of condensation on light transmission


Leave a comment: (max. 500 characters)

  1. All comments which are not related to the article contents will be removed.
  2. All comments with non-related commercial content, will be removed.
  3. All comments with offensive language, will be removed.

  Display email address

  new code