‘Veggie’ Experiment Launching to Station Aboard SpaceX Cargo Craft
NASA – The International Space Station’s Vegetable Production System (“Veggie”) experiment is on display in the News Center at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Veggie is a new investigation with “edible results” heading to the space station. Veggie is a deployable plant growth unit capable of producing salad-type crops to provide the crew with appetizing, nutritious and safe fresh food and support crew relaxation and recreation. It will serve as a new space station facility as well and will provide a venue for future plant growth research.
To the right of the Veggie experiment is a model of the Space Launch System (SLS), the nation’s next heavy-lift launch vehicle. NASA is developing the SLS and Orion spacecraft to provide an entirely new capability for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit, with the flexibility to launch spacecraft for crew and cargo missions, including to an asteroid and Mars.
The Veggie experiment is aboard SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft, scheduled to launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. at 4:58 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 14, 2014. The SpaceX-3 mission is carrying almost 2.5 tons of supplies, technology and science experiments and is the third of 12 flights contracted by NASA to resupply the orbiting laboratory.
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Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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