Veggies in Space: Astronauts Sample Freshly Grown Lettuce

Veggies in Space: Astronauts Sample Freshly Grown Lettuce

That’s one small bite for a man, one giant leaf for mankind: 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.

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19 Responses

  1. thegriffin88 says:

    Long-term space travel here we come!

  2. KiddsockTV says:

    living on the Edge… oh wait.. there is No Edge!

  3. Ryan D says:

    If it’s kale, throw it out the airlock like Ripley in Alien!

  4. Gus Zdanovich says:

    When are they going to start brewing beer?, that’s the question.

    • Gus Zdanovich says:

      +The_Blazer

      You probably meant Ninkasi Brewing Co.’s yeast launched into space October
      last year? Ninkasi (see origin) is based out of Eugene, OR. Thanks

    • The_Blazer says:

      +Gus Zdanovich Well, a Japanese brewing company has sent a liquor or wine
      (can’t remember exactly) to age in space, so we have that.

  5. Ian Chernencoff says:

    do tomatoes!!!

  6. howsithngin says:

    They each added their own special spice considering it was most likely
    watered with recycled water? According to Homeopathy water has a memory.
    That’s not necessarily something I follow, just mentioned it as I thought
    it was humorous. All water is recycled through one system or another.

    • SuperDashRendar says:

      +Rishi Chandra Don’t say that. Water is listening. And it has feelings you
      know! ha But, homeopathy is like chiropractors, sounds like it’s real but
      it’s not.

    • SuperDashRendar says:

      +Rishi Chandra Don’t say that. Water is listening. And it has feelings you
      know! ha But, homeopathy is like chiropractors, sounds like it’s real but
      it’s not.

    • Rishi Chandra says:

      +howsithngin Homeopathy is a pseudoscience. Water can’t actually have any
      sort of memory, it’s just two hydrogens bonded to an oxygen with a hydrogen
      bond each.

  7. devinhallsworth says:

    Horticulture! Fuck yeah!

  8. foobargorch says:

    I wonder if we’ll live to see a rastafarian space program make some space
    lettuce

  9. Lazarus Nazareth says:

    That lettuce tastes like god damn trash

    • Mundo LaE says:

      +Lazarus Nazareth Are you eating fried chicken on your profile picture? And
      sorry to hear that you didn’t like the space lettuce.

  10. Amisamiamiam says:

    Good job. Now grow Space Ranch Dressing…

  11. StringStorm ‌ says:

    Good. Now make Space Pizza.

  12. QNET (Official) says:

    So cool :)

  13. sir MAXX says:

    Awesome :)