The ISS gathered the first harvest of Chinese cabbage
Part of the crop will remain aboard the ISS, and the rest will be sent to Earth for scientific research.
WASHINGTON, February 18. /Offset. TASS Boris Makarov/. Astronaut Peggy Whitson on Friday, February 17, gathered the first harvest of Chinese cabbage on Board the International space station (ISS). Relevant information and photos of the “cosmic harvest” was published on the website of the National office for Aeronautics and space research (NASA).
As stated in the material originally (almost a year ago), the station was taken six seeds Chinese cabbage variety Tokyo Ride, but one of them for a long time did not germinate because it was planted slightly above the others, which receive less moisture. However, Whitson was able to grow and last seed.
As explained by NASA, part of the cabbage will taste the astronauts aboard the ISS, and the rest will be sent to Earth for scientific research at the Space centre of a name of John Kennedy on Cape Canaveral (Florida). However, it is noted that previously on the ISS is already grown to different cultures, but the current crop of Chinese salad was the first of its kind.