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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20 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.

  5. okankyoto says:

    +Gus Zdanovich Theres also this experiment due to fly up in a few days on
    HTV-5 for the Japanese that involves aging whiskey in microgravity.

    http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/08/03/will-whiskey-aged-in-space-taste-smoother-suntory-is-set-to-experiment-this-month/

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Ian Chernencoff says:

    do tomatoes!!!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. devinhallsworth says:

    Horticulture! Fuck yeah!

  14. foobargorch says:

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

  15. Lazarus Nazareth says:

    That lettuce tastes like god damn trash

  16. 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.

  17. Amisamiamiam says:

    Good job. Now grow Space Ranch Dressing…

  18. StringStorm ‌ says:

    Good. Now make Space Pizza.

  19. QNET (Official) says:

    So cool :)

  20. sir MAXX says:

    Awesome :)