Space Station vegetable garden: VEGGIE arrives at ISS via SpaceX dragon. (Video.)

Bok Choy in Space! The Space Station’s Vegetable Garden Has Arrived. (Video.)

Bok Choy in Space! The Space Station’s Vegetable Garden Has Arrived. (Video.)

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April 16 2014 10:05 AM

Bok Choy in Space!

Inside the Space Station’s new vegetable garden.

International Space Station crew members believe that having plants around will make them feel less out of touch with Earth, but the new garden’s longer-term significance could be pioneering food production in space for future colonies on the moon or Mars.