Growing Salad in Outer Space

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Growing Salad in Outer Space

June 8, 2011
04:10pm

A Japanese astronaut, a Russian astronaut, and an American astronaut blasted into space today (no, not the beginning of a joke) and they are planning on growing plants...in space! Satoshi Furukawa (pictured) is going to grow cucumbers and his fellow astronaut, Sergei Volkov, will be growing tomatoes, to test the effect of growing plants in a gravity-free environment.

And if you're interested in growing more earth-bound food, check out our glossary of spring greens or how to grow potatoes.

[Telegraph]