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Astronauts sample lettuce that is out of this world

Astronauts Scott Kelly, Kjell Lindgren and Kimiya Yui of Japan sample the fruits of their labor after harvesting a crop of “Outredgeous” red romaine lettuce from the Veggie plant growth system on the International Space Station.

Growing vegetables in low gravity is essential for longer missions into deep space.

Bill Condie

Bill Condie

Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.

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