It’s summer, and on Earth that means bothersome insect bites. But astronauts escape from all that… don’t they?
NASA has renamed its headquarters to honour pioneering Black mathematician and engineer Mary W. Jackson.
In 1998, Black astronaut Guion S. Bluford Jr. took part in the Spacelab D1 mission, which included experiments on plant roots in microgravity.
Only 566 people have ever travelled to space. Sixty-five of them, or about 11.5%, were women.
In 1998, Black astronaut Michael P. Anderson became a space gardener, tending to botanical experiments on shuttle mission STS-89.
In the latest edition of The Microgreens Show, Dr Christina Johnson from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center explains more about why NASA is investigating microgreens for space crops.