⏩ Space X sent its spacecraft to test tomatoes
⏩ Tomato seeds will be tested in the space station
⏩ Spacecraft cargo will remain in space for 1 month
Washington. The world’s largest space company Space X had to cancel the first launch of its famous Dragon cargo due to bad weather, after which the company is now taking a new launch (load) for supplies to the International Space Station. The mission was launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at around 2:20 pm on Saturday. According to Elon Musk’s company SpaceX, the original launch date was set for Tuesday.
According to NASA, the Dragon cargo spacecraft is carrying more than 7,700 pounds of research materials, hardware, and other items. It is also carrying tomato seeds, ice cream, and Thanksgiving fare for astronauts aboard the space station, such as spiced green beans, cranberry apple dessert, pumpkin pie, and candy corn. During the spacewalks scheduled for November 29 and December 3, solar panels will be installed on the outside of the floating laboratory. They will provide additional power to the space station.
He said that ‘we are also looking at overall what is the effect on the health of the crew from growing crops to taking care of them and eating them. All this will provide useful data for future space research. NASA states that fresh tomatoes are nutritious and can be consumed regularly.’ The small cherry tomato variety used in the Red Robin study grew well in the field and produced a large crop of nutritious and tasty fruit. produced.’
According to the US space agency, researchers are testing the growth of a plant known as Veggie on the station. They have successfully grown different types of leafy greens earlier also. Now VEG-05 (Veg-05), is the next step in that work, which focuses on growing organic tomatoes (small tomatoes). “We are testing tomatoes by looking at the effects of the light spectrum on how well the crop grows,” said Gioia Massa, NASA Life Sciences Project scientist and VEJ-05 principal investigator (researcher). How tasty and nutritious tomatoes are, and how there is microbial activity on plants.