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Spicy chile pepper flowers bloom aboard the International Space Station.

For the first time, NASA astronauts are growing Española chile peppers aboard the International Space Station. This past week, photos were shown of the recent white blooms of the pepper plants, signaling the hopeful start of the first fruits grown in space! Since June of this year, “Española Impoved” chile peppers have been growing in …

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How could cotton grown in space change our world?

First time cotton experiment aboard the ISS aims to make discoveries to support sustainable agriculture on Earth. A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Gilroy Lab are set to launch cotton plants to be grown aboard the ISS for the first time in the upcoming SpaceX 22 re-supply mission. Their research will examine …

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Happy International Women’s Day to all of the outstanding women that contribute to Astrobotany!

This post is written by Sam Humphrey, a student researcher, astrobotanist, and contributor to astrobotany.com, speaking on International Women’s Day. The first time I ever heard of astrobotany was when Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul earned NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement medal. Her amazing research was my introduction to astrobotany, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I can’t help but …

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