Look how excited astronauts are to eat the first space-grown vegetables

The International Space Station just harvested the first batch of food grown in space, but is it any good?

The ability for astronauts to grow and harvest their own food is huge, both for the future of space exploration and for astronauts’ individual diets. But if nobody likes the food, they’ll have to go back to the drawing board.

Astronauts Scott Kelly, Kjell Lindgren, and Kimiya Yui looked on the fruit of their labor—a patch of space-grown red romaine lettuce—and toasted to a new, edible future.

Now that they’ve figured out space-vegetable growth, the next step is a lot easier: space-vegetable seasoning.

Screengrab via NASAKennedy/YouTube

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

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