involves growing Hatch chile pepper seeds, which arrived during SpaceX’s 22nd resupply service mission in June. The plants are expected to be fully grown and ready to consume in about four months.
If successful, the peppers will become a part of the astronauts’ diets on future missions. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough initiated the experiment.
He helped grow the ‘Outredgeous’ red romaine lettuce in late 2016.NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough inserts a device called a science carrier into the Advanced Plant Habitat (APH), which contains 48 Hatch chile pepper seeds NASA started growing on July 12, 2021 as part of the Plant Habitat-04 experiment. (Credits: NAS RELATED: Rockville High School grad worked on Mars helicopter flightA team planted the.