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The Plan to Grow Lettuce in Space
VEGGIE, short for Vegetable Processing System (so not an actual NASA acronym), is a plant-growing system about the size of a microwave oven. It's scheduled to go to the ISS on the SpaceX 3 flight on Dec. 9, though the exact date can change.
Source: ABC News
Friday, Sep 13, 2013, 7:16am