AUG 10, 2015 12:19 PM PDT

International Space Station Astronauts Bite Into Space-Grown Veggies for the First Time

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are for the first time eating some of their space-grown red romaine lettuce leaves in this recent video recorded on the International Space Station.

This is a part of a larger project that will test the long-term effects of growing different types of foods in space, such as other vegetables and perhaps even fruits.

This is a huge step forward for the astronauts, as they typically eat sealed and packaged foods. With the possible addition of freshly grown food in space, astronauts could be met with improvements to health conditions aboard the International Space Station, as they'll consume improved amounts of vitamins and minerals.

Although we've shown you videos of making burritos in space, this could change the way International Space Station astronauts cook and eat in the future.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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