New Mexico Chile Plant Selected to be Grown in Space

The chile, from Española, New Mexico, is tentatively scheduled to be launched to the International Space Station for testing in March 2020.

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ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (AP) — It’ll be one giant leap for chile-kind. A hybrid version of a New Mexico chile plant has been selected to be grown in space as part of a NASA experiment. The chile, from Española, New Mexico, is tentatively scheduled to be launched to the International Space Station for testing in March 2020, the Albuquerque Journal reports. A NASA group testing how to produce food beyond the Earth’s atmosphere and the chile…

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