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Astronauts tuck into space-grown radishes

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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station celebrated the New Year in part by eating radishes, the first vegetables grown in space besides leafy greens.

The space radishes were grown from seeds over the past 27 days in the microgravity of orbit as part of NASA’s program to develop space agriculture.

The astronauts appreciated having fresh produce on the orbiting space laboratory, where fresh produce delivery is very limited, Karl Hasenstein, lead researcher for the radish growing project, said Friday.

Astronaut Kate Rubins “commented that the radishes were just as tasty as what she’d grown in her garden,” said Hasenstein, who is a professor of biology at the University of Louisiana.

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