Lettuce to Astronauts With NASA's Space Vegetable Project

by Himabindu Venkatakrishnan on  April 14, 2014 at 10:20 PM General Health News
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Vegetable Production System will be launched by NASA aboard SpaceX's Dragon capsule on Monday.

The plant growth chamber is going to grow lettuce inside prototype flight pillows, which will help the plants withstand zero gravity, the Verge reported.
 Lettuce to Astronauts With NASA's Space Vegetable Project
Lettuce to Astronauts With NASA's Space Vegetable Project
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According to NASA, red, blue, and green LEDs will help sustain the vegetables, asserting that the plant chamber can grow to 11.5 inches wide and 14.5 inches deep.

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the project has now raised hopes that the chamber will eventually be used to grow a wider variety of vegetables, and even be used for recreational gardening.

Source: ANI
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