Cosmonauts taste lettuce grown in space

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A handout image made available by NASA shows an atrist's impression of a hydroponic cultivation area. Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) ate on 10 August 2015 a sample from their harvest of a crop of 'Outredgeous' red romaine lettuce from the Veggie plant growth system that tests hardware for growing vegetables and other plants in space.

Cosmonauts taste lettuce grown in space


For the first time cosmonauts tasted red romaine lettuce that they grew in space. It was grown on the space outpost as part of an experiment to harvest plants in zero gravity on the International Space Station. After clicking their lettuce leaves like wine glasses, Americans Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren, Japanese Kimija Jui and Russian Oleg Kononenko, tasted them with a bit of Italian balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil.

 

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