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5th April 2022

AstroPlant: space medicine

AstroPlant: space medicine

Can we grow medicine in space? This post looks at why bone density is a problem for astronauts, and how specialised lettuce might be able to help.

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15th September 2021

AstroPlant: space spice

AstroPlant: space spice

Does food taste different in space? This post takes a look at the chilli peppers growing on the ISS, and at why spicy food is popular with astronauts.

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19th May 2021

AstroPlant: painting pak choi

AstroPlant: painting pak choi

In this post, we’re talking about the latest crop on the International Space Station, and about how paintbrushes can help with pollination.

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31st March 2021

AstroPlant: seeds in space

AstroPlant: seeds in space

Let’s take a look at some of the research that’s brought us to this point: the earliest experiments involving plant matter in space.

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11th March 2021

AstroPlant update, week 4

AstroPlant update, week 4

Alas, our basil has met an unfortunate fate. Its end has things to teach the AstroPlant project, though, just as its life did.

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