Sounds Like An Expensive Salad: Astronauts Eat The First Lettuce Grown In Space (And Didn't Die Or Mutate)

August 11, 2015

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Astronauts aboard the International Space Station just tried the first produce grown in space yesterday after eating the red romaine lettuce they grew as part of the Veg-01 experiment. No word if they also produced ranch dressing, but you're not gonna catch me eating some plain-ass lettuce. Come on, holler at me with some zesty Italian -- anything.

Nasa's ultimate aim with the experiment is to find sustainable ways for astronauts to augment traditional rations on board long-distance space missions. The research has already yielded practical results beyond the obvious, including a variety of LED lighting and air purification products.

You know what I would grow if I was in space? "Weed?" Yes! Just kidding, I would grow human hair. "But WHY would you grow human hair?" To make space wigs! It's going to look like where all the Cabbage Patch Kids are born except with a bunch of adult heads and no bodies.

Keep going for a video of the monumental occasion and speculate whether, "That's awesome," is the proper response to eating a piece of lettuce.

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