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VEG-03 Wick Opening

Peggy Whitson2017-04-06

NASA

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iss050e067347 (4/6/2017) --- A view during wick opening on each plant pillow, in the Columbus Module. Organisms grow differently in space, from single-celled bacteria to plants and humans. But future long-duration space missions will require crew members to grow their own food, so understanding how plants respond to microgravity is an important step toward that goal. Veg-03 uses the Veggie plant growth facility to cultivate a type of cabbage, which is harvested in orbit with samples returned to Earth for testing.

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  • Title: VEG-03 Wick Opening
  • Creator: Peggy Whitson
  • Date Created: 2017-04-06
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: rtijerin

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