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Astronauts Eat Space-Grown Food for the First Time

‘Awesome’, ‘tastes good’, ‘kind of like Arugula’ and ‘that’s fresh’ are the responses of Astronauts Scott Kelly, Kjell Lindgren, and Kimiya Yui of Japan after taking their first bites of food grown on the International Space Station on Monday, August 10, 2015.  The astronauts sampled fresh red romaine lettuce, the first food to be grown, […]

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The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in the U.S., and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education internationally. It is enabled through a strategic partnership with DreamUp PBC and NanoRacks LLC, which are working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory. SSEP is the first pre-college STEM education program that is both a U.S. national initiative and implemented as an on-orbit commercial space venture.