Skip to comments.A Salad Bar for the Space Station
Posted on 04/11/2014 9:17:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Although fruit and vegetables do occasionally find their way aboard the ISS via resupply missions (to the delight of the crew) researchers are moving one step closer to actually having a vegetable garden in orbit. On Monday, April 14, NASAs Veg-01 experiment will launch to the ISS aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule to test the in-flight viability of an expandable plant growth chamber named Veggie.
In development for several years, Veggie is now getting its chance to be space-tested with the launch of the SpaceX-3 resupply mission. Veggie uses clear collapsible pillows as miniature greenhouses, inside which plants can be grown with the aid of root-mats and a bank of LED lights.
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Curious as to any benefits to life support in regards to O2-CO2 swapping between the plants and crew.
Whoever designs a reliable technology for using plants to fully recycle C)2 and waste into oxygen and food will own space.