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    ISS Astronauts Get Their First Crunch on Space Grown Lettuce

    Sending fresh produce to the International Space Station (ISS) is not as easy as bringing it home to the dinner table. Astronauts often have to consume the supply pretty quickly as it arrives; otherwise, it will spoil in only a few days. Fortunately, this may no longer be a problem soon. NASA had recently launched a program, called Veg-1, which aims to clear one of the first objectives of real, long-duration space flight: crop growth. The first seeds were planted last year in May 2014, and earlier this month, the astronauts enjoyed their very first bountiful harvest of perfectly (approved) edible lettuce in space. So, first things first, how does…