With the International Space Station (ISS) set to retire within a decade, conversation is brewing about a possible lunar base on the moon. With much more space to work with than on board the ISS, that opens up the possibility of building pods where veggies can be grown. Currently NASA is teaming up with an LED lighting company to create a horticultural system that can grow crops in outer space, and thus far the results have been encouraging. That means for the astronauts of tomorrow, actual veggies may be on the menu instead of freeze-dried foods.
This article was originally published on January 24, 2019