December 9th NASA recently reported a “historical harvest”-the first batch of “space carrots” in human history was cultivated on the International Space Station and harvested.
These 20 precious radishes have been refrigerated and are expected to be brought back to the earth next year for scientists to study.
A fact sheet released by NASA stated that radishes are the latest fresh produce that has been successfully grown and harvested in a zero-gravity environment.
It is reported that astronauts have planted 15 kinds of plants on the International Space Station, including 8 kinds of green leaf plants.
NASA pointed out that the “Plant Habitat-02” program was the first to grow radishes on the International Space Station.
Scientists chose to grow radishes because they knew enough about it to mature within 27 days.
The 20 radishes harvested so far have been harvested by American astronaut Rubens, stored in cold storage and will be brought back to Earth next year.
The successful planting of radish this time, NASA called it a “historical harvest”, and the 27-day process of planting radish was condensed into a short video for space lovers to enjoy.