ISS spacecraft brings tomatoes back to earth

18-Apr-2023 - USA

A spacecraft carrying nearly two tons of cargo and some tomatoes grown in space is back on Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). The unmanned SpaceX spacecraft touched down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida on Sunday night, according to U.S. space agency NASA.

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On board were some frozen dwarf tomatoes, which the astronauts on board the ISS had grown and harvested over several months. On Earth, they will now study how conditions in space affect their growth and quality. Nasa hopes that growing vegetables in space will lead to greater satisfaction among crews and greater flexibility on long-term missions./scb/DP/he (dpa)

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