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Space Garden Launching to Station

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Space Station Live: Space Garden Launching to Station

Dr. Gioia Massa, Veggie Hardware Validation Test Science Team Lead, discusses the Veggie payload set to launch to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX-3 commercial resupply services mission. The hardware for Veggie will support the largest garden ever aboard the station.

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Why a Green L.E.D. in the lighting array?

That's the wavelength of light most plants do not see.

Passive wicking hydroponics is the way to go, and I hope they can try an aquaponic system with fish waste providing nutrients in the future.

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Veggie Will Expand Fresh Food Production on Space Station

A plant growth chamber bound for the International Space Station inside the Dragon capsule on the SpaceX-3 resupply mission may help expand in-orbit food production capabilities in more ways than one, and offer astronauts something they don't take for granted, fresh food.

NASA's Veg-01 experiment will be used to study the in-orbit function and performance of a new expandable plant growth facility called Veggie and its plant "pillows." The investigation will focus on the growth and development of "Outredgeous" lettuce seedlings in the spaceflight environment.

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Why a Green L.E.D. in the lighting array?

That's the wavelength of light most plants do not see.

Passive wicking hydroponics is the way to go, and I hope they can try an aquaponic system with fish waste providing nutrients in the future.

Yes good idea and why not bi valve molluscs. How would water be refreshed though, that could be a draw back. Edible fungi would be another worthy project.

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Veggie Will Expand Fresh Food Production on Space Station

The potential is there to grow bonsai fruit trees. I think its fantastic. "An apple a day..." as they say....

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Veggie Will Expand Fresh Food Production on Space Station

A plant growth chamber called Veggie was delivered to the International Space Station on the SpaceX-3 resupply mission aboard the Dragon capsule. The Veg-01 plant experiment, containing red lettuce leaf seeds will be activated in Veggie in the space station and growth will be monitored.

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Space Station Live: Gardening in Space

Paul Zamprelli, Business Director for Orbital Technologies Corp., talks about the VEGGIES experiment. The study will provide the technology to grow vegetables such as lettuce, tomatoes and radishes for astronaut consumption.

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ScienceCasts: Lettuce Orbit Earth -- A New Form of Life Takes Root on the ISS

Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more.

A new life form is taking root on the International Space Station, and its name is "Outregeous." The space-faring lettuce was delivered to the space station by a SpaceX Dragon capsule on April 20th.

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