On November 30, NASA scientist Kate Ribbons harvested radish plants. These plants were grown in Bitet at the International Space Station.
Radishes grown like this
The scientists gathered the vegetables and wrapped them in foil paper and stored them in a cold store for a return trip to Earth during SpaceX’s 22nd Commercial Rispalli Services mission in 2021. The plant, named as Plant Habitat-02, was first grown by NASA in a rotating laboratory. NASA chose radish because scientists understand it well and it develops in 27 days.
Radishes grow fast, but maybe not this fast! Check out one month of Space_Station radish growth in 10 seconds.⏱️
Radishes are used for the Plant Habitat-02 study because they’re nutritious, grow quickly and are genetically similar to Arabidopsis, a plant often studied in space. pic.twitter.com/f3c8urlCei
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Radish was grown on the space station
NASA scientist Nicolor Dufur of the Kennedy Space Center said, “Radish is a different crop than leafy vegetables that astronauts previously used to grow at the space station. Growing different crops allowed us to Helps understand which plants cannot die and provide astronauts with the best diversity and nutrient balance on long-term missions. ”