I have a new article published in the Discover pages of The Observer.
"Veggie 'plant pillows' could soon give astronauts on the International Space Station their first taste of space-grown lettuce
Most people associate Nasa with rocket science but now the American space agency has turned its attention to rocket salad. A portable greenhouse to grow lettuces was taken to the International Space Station (ISS) during last week's supply mission.
Provided that the astronauts can cut the mustard, they should be eating their first homegrown space salad before the end of the year. This will be the first time a Nasa astronaut has tasted something grown in orbit. ..."
You can read the full story here.