Russian cosmonauts to grow wheat and salad on world’s sole orbiter

Russian cosmonauts to grow wheat and salad aboard the International Space Station.

Russian cosmonauts to grow wheat and salad aboard the International Space Station.

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New greenhouse, Lada-2, will be delivered to the ISS in December

After staging an experiment with growing sweet pepper in a new greenhouse aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Russian cosmonauts will try to grow wheat and salad, Deputy Director of the Institute of Medical and Biological Problems Vladimir Sychyov said on Nov. 10.

"A new greenhouse, Lada-2, will be delivered to the ISS in December and we’re beginning a new series of experiments. The first experiment will be highly difficult because the crop we’re going to grow is the crop that has never been grown in outer space. This is sweet pepper," he said.

"If we succeed, this will be fine. After pepper, we’ll be most likely growing wheat and probably after it salad crops," Sychyov said.

Source: TASS

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