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Ask Our Astronaut | How does farming work in space?

Ask Our Astronaut | How does farming work in space?
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By Luca Parmitano
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In Ask Our Astronaut, Luca Parmitano answers public questions. In the second episode, Luca gives us unique insights about the survival of plants in space.

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Back in October, we asked for your questions for Euronews space correspondent and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano. More than a hundred of you sent them in, from all around the internet – Facebook to Twitter, Instagram to Reddit.

They ranged from the sublime – Juliette, aged 10, asked which of your five senses do you use the most in space – to the ridiculous: “How do you fart in space?”

Luca has chosen his favourites and will be answering in a weekly series called Ask Our Astronaut.

Here is a question from Yustinus Nambi Purus Sadjati from Jakarta:

"Which food plants grow best at ISS? How's the prospect of farming fish or chicken at space for future Moon & Mars explorers? Thank you."

In this episode, Luca shares with us unique footage of the plants cultivated in space, including a rather special lettuce.

  • In collaboration with the European Space Agency
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