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Nasa grows radishes in space under microgravity

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Located in Europe's Columbus module, the NASA experiment is the latest in the study of plants growing in microgravity. With plans to visit the Moon and Mars, future astronauts will need a regular, fresh source of food as they take on these missions farther away from home. In addition to providing much-needed vitamins and minerals, growing plants in space contribute to sustainability and add a homey touch to exploration.