Astronauts Will Soon Be Able To Eat Fresh Veggies In Space

Apr 15, 2014
Originally published on April 15, 2014 10:05 am
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Good morning, I'm David Greene. Now there is no excuse not to eat your vegetables, even if you're an astronaut in space. A plant growth chamber is headed to the International Space Station as part of a resupply mission by the Space X company. The produce-growing device is called simply Veggie. It's about the size of a microwave and uses LED lights. Sort of looks like a pillow that you can see through, all lit up in pink with lettuce inside.

NASA hopes it can provide astronauts with a rare fresh meal. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.