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After the vegetables, NASA is about to grow fruit in space.

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2019/7/16 13:00:17     readed:139


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Planting plants in space must be rigorously screened, and researchers must consider many factors, such as whether the plant can provide proper nutrition for astronauts.

NASA program physiologist Ray Wheeler said in an interview with the media: "We are still looking for varieties that are not too high but are in high yields in a controlled environment that we will use in space."

Wheeler explained that there may be other benefits to the growth of peppers, such as giving astronauts the opportunity to season their sometimes bland foods in space. In addition, peppers are rich in vitamin C, which is very important for the space diet.

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