Jan 22, 2016

How do astronauts grow plants in space?

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In August 2015, astronauts on the International Space Station ate the first vegetables grown in space; earlier this month, they coaxed the first zinnias to bloom.

Though space agricultural technology hasn’t quite reached the level of that seen in The Martian, overcoming the challenges presented by zero-gravity to grow plants was a feat in itself.

Yesterday (Jan. 20), NASA released a video describing the “historic vegetable moment” and explaining the growing process more in-depth. You can watch it here:

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