06 Jun '11, 5pm

Japanese Astronaut to Harvest Cucumbers On International Space Station : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Photo by OakleyOriginals via Flickr CC Considering the recent hubbub over cucumbers infected with E. coli in Europe , it's not surprising some folks might consider more, um, technological ways to grow them. A Japanese astronaut plans to harvest cucumbers aboard the International Space Station. According to PhysOrg , Satoshi Furukawa, is set to head to the ISS on Wednesday for six months in orbit, and growing cucumbers is on his to-do list for what to accomplish while up there. The cucumbers are part of an experiment to figure out if astronauts can grow and harvest their own food in space. Indeed, if it is possible, it could mean enjoying the pleasures of fresh produce while up in space. The astronauts haven't yet been allowed to eat the cucumbers, and I'm curious to know if they're nearly as nutritious as cucumbers grown on earth. In addition to the cucumbers, fellow Russi...

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