Announcements

Job offersmore »



Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

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 techsonia.com

Publication date: 6/10/2014

 


 

Other news in this sector:

8/23/2016 Pros and cons of perlite in hydroponics
8/22/2016 Surinamese army trained for greenhouse cultivation
8/18/2016 Beer from Scottish-grown hops coming soon?
8/17/2016 Effects of T5 fluorescent vs. LED (F3 Spectrum) vs. LED (X5 Spectrum)
8/17/2016 Canada: Moving wine production indoors?
8/15/2016 Evapotranspiration-based irrigation scheduling of head lettuce and broccoli
8/12/2016 Growth analysis of cucumber seedlings under red and far-red light
8/12/2016 Hops tested in protected open-sided greenhouse structure
8/11/2016 Understanding the causes of crumbly fruit in red raspberry
8/11/2016 US (NH): Winter spinach in high tunnels found to be tastier
8/10/2016 Taking LEDs to the next level
8/10/2016 US (NY): Ginger identified as high value-potential crop
8/9/2016 How sole-source LEDs impact growth of Brassica microgreens
8/9/2016 Israel: Trial aims to grow strawberries in summer
8/9/2016 Kenya: Soil-testing kit gives results in 30 minutes
8/8/2016 US: SARE grant expands UNH tomato research
8/8/2016 Focus on pollinator protection in USDA NIFA grant allocation
8/8/2016 Book: "Mushroom Cultivation" by Peter Oei gets 4th update
7/22/2016 Video: Microbes in aquaponics
7/22/2016 "Keep you updated on every breath your plants take"