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NASA is growing space chile peppers on the ISS- and astronauts will taste them

15/07/2021 03:17 PM | Click to read full article

There are officially chiles growing on the International Space Station, NASA said in a statement. Astronaut Shane Kimbrough added water to the Plant Habitat-04 (PH-04) experiment to start the seeds in orbit after they arrived on a SpaceX cargo ship in June.

"The plan is for crew to eat some of the peppers and send the rest back to Earth for analysis, as long as all the data indicates they are safe for the crew to eat,"NASA said.