Crops in Space

One of the main goals of space exploration is for humans to explore and inhabit other worlds. However, it takes several years to travel from Earth to other planets. To survive the journey and live to tell the tale, explorers will need to grow their own food in space. Christian Science Monitor reports that astronauts on the International Space Station are testing a new system to determine whether food plants can grow in space and on other planets: the Veggie fresh food production system.