NASA grown red romaine lettuce

NASA astronauts, Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren, together with Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency  chomped on red romaine lettuce, which they freshly harvested from the orbiting lab’s Veggie plant growth system as part of the Veggie experiment.

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The red lettuce can be seen at the NASA center in Houston. After 33 days of growth in space, the plants were harvested and returned to Earth last October. The seeds had been aboard the space station for 15 months before being activated. Very, very exciting news 😀

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