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As NASA prepares to return to the Moon in the next couple of years and possibly even establish bases, it needs a better understanding of how the human body performs in such an inhospitable habitat.
When they were planning the Veggie growth system for the ISS, NASA investigated which species to grow in it. They were looking for leafy vegetables with good growth and nutrition, which the astronauts would enjoy eating.
This is a really fun video, in which a chef tries to help astronauts on the ISS eat nicer meals by combining foods they already have in stock.
On 24th July 1969, at 16:50 UTC, Apollo 11 splashed down in the north Pacific.
“Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon, July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.”