Astronauts on the International Space Station will sit down to a very special meal tomorrow as they become the first people to ever eat vegetables grown on the station itself.
Members of the Expedition 44 team will tuck in to the fruits (and veg) of labour of NASA’s Veg-01 experiment resulting from food growth technology aboard the station’s orbiting laboratory - appropriately named Veggie.
Shades of science fiction. For years I saw movies that had hydroponic gardens on spaceships which provided food for the crew. We have experimented with closed environmental environments for years with the thought of reusing everything. This looks like a step forward.
Now if obama does not pull funding so he can provide more weapons for terrorists.