An astronaut made a taco on the ISS
News! NASA managed to successfully grow chili peppers on the ISS for the first time. In addition, one of the astronauts also made the first Tacos from space and from the ISS. Chili peppers were carefully grown on the ISS as an experiment by which NASA wanted to see if it could grow vegetables on the ISS. The experiment was more than a success! Specifically, NASA announced that these peppers were grown for the Plant Habitat-04 investigation (project carried out on the ISS).
"The investigation involved microbial analysis to improve the understanding of plant-microbial interactions in space and the crew's assessment of the aroma, texture and nutrition of the first peppers grown in space" - NASA. That's what NASA said about the experiment. As you can see in the picture above, astronaut Megan McArthur made a tacos from these chili peppers, in which she put some more food,
About these foods, Megan wrote on twitter: "Finally, I made my best space tacos yet: beef fajita, rehydrated tomatoes & artichokes, and HATCH CHILE!". Also, this NASA experiment started in July 2021, and in 4 months, you can see the result. According to the agency, all the peppers come from Chile "Española Improved", grown in the famous Hatch Valley in New Mexico, USA.
What else has NASA cultivated on the ISS (International Space Station) so far?
NASA also cultivated:
- Chinese cabbage;
- three types of lettuce;
- Russian red kale;
- zinnia flowers.
Friday Feasting! After the harvest, we got to taste red and green chile. Then we filled out surveys (got to have the data! 😁). Finally, I made my best space tacos yet: fajita beef, rehydrated tomatoes & artichokes, and HATCH CHILE! https://t.co/pzvS5A6z5u pic.twitter.com/fJ8yLZuhZS— Megan McArthur (@Astro_Megan) October 29, 2021
So far, we know that NASA has been able to cultivate. However, we hope that in the future he will be able to cultivate anything on the ISS.
We wish success to NASA and other space agencies to be able to grow as much food in space as possible.
Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen
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