Frank Morton: The man who grows lettuce for space station salads

Frank Morton: The man who grows lettuce for space station salads

  • By Veronique Greenwood
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Photo of lettuce grown under artificial light

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To keep astronauts healthy in space, you need lots of green vegetables. But how to grow them safely in orbit? A husband’s salad may be the answer.

Frank Morton was sitting with a friend in New York, about to fly to Oregon after attending an event for plant breeders and chefs. “Hey, look at this,” his friend told him. “They grew lettuce on the space station.”

To read especially on BBC Africa:

She was looking at her phone, he recalls. He asks, what kind?

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