Astronauts grew Green Chili peppers on the international space station for the first time. The astronauts carried the seeds to the ISS in June; as a part of NASA’s testing to realize what foods can arise in space. The testing was conducted to help the astronauts with potential food sources for long missions like Mars.
The space agency said that the first Green Chili pepper was harvested on Friday. NASA further added that the crew members might eat the peppers if they find them good, and some peppers will be taken back to the Earth for further study.
Earlier in July the NASA said that the pepper would rise for approximately four months as part of their Plant Habitat-04 investigation. As per NASA, it was the first-ever process of the astronauts who will develop a crop of Green Chili peppers on the station from seeds to ripeness.
The NASA astronaut Megan McArthur stated on social media that on Friday the crew experienced the peppers and even she also utilized them in tacos along with the vegetables and fajita beef. She also called it as best space tacos ever. She also said that the astronauts have to fill in the reviews after testing the peppers.
The space agency further stated that growing food in space has logistical assistance over transporting them as packaged food from the Earth.