Vegetables Grown On Space Station Ready To Be Served

Earth from space
When viewed from the International Space Station (ISS), the night skies are illuminated with light from many sources. For example, the Midwestern United States presents a nighttime appearance not unlike a patchwork quilt when viewed from orbit - image from NASA ©2012

Earth from space
When viewed from the International Space Station (ISS), the night skies are illuminated with light from many sources. For example, the Midwestern United States presents a nighttime appearance not unlike a patchwork quilt when viewed from orbit – image from NASA ©2012

Fresh Vegetables Important Even on Space Station

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are ready to sample fresh food grown inside the orbiting laboratory for the first time. A crop of “Outredgeous” red romaine lettuce will be tested on Monday by Expedition 44 crew members, including NASA’s Scott Kelly, the space agency announced Friday. Before consuming the leafy greens, astronauts will clean…