NASA Astronauts Have Harvested Delicious Space Vegetables Without Any Soil
Earthly space travelers have been trying to perfect orbital botany for a while now.
Growing any edible plants in space is always thrilling but using dirt-like growth materials presents potential resource, mess, and sanitation problems
Watkins grew the cosmic vegetables with the help of a system called XROOTS.
This is an abbreviation for the eXposed Root On-Orbit Test System,
XROOTS which uses only hydroponic and aeroponic techniques to support a plant through all stages of growth, starting with a seed.
NASA says that the system — created by private sector company Sierra Space
the XROOTS experiment was just launched back in February and seeing as how it was meant to last 4-6 months