12. Kids Space Vege Patch

Did you know?

Did you know that astronauts are growing lettuce in space?

NASA notes that “they are conducting plant research aboard the International Space Station because during future long-duration missions, life in space may depend on it. The ability of plants to provide a source of food and recycle carbon dioxide into breathable oxygen may prove critical for astronauts who will live in space for months at a time. In addition, plants provide a sense of well-being. At the McMurdo Station for research in Antarctica -- a site that in the dead of winter resembles the space station in its isolation, cramped quarters, and hostile environment -- the most sought after section of the habitat is the greenhouse.”

Space grown lettuce

  • Space Station Live: Lettuce Look at Veggie

Space joke

Q: What did the alien say to the garden?
A: Take me to your weeder!