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NASA has announced the first fruit tree to be planted on the International Space Station

If all goes well, the first fruit trees to be planted on the International Space Station (ISS) will be available.

NASA researchers will launch a capsicum (Capsicum annuum) from the Española region into space, becoming the first crop to be developed by astronauts in space.

A Capsicum annuum from the Española region will be launched into space

NASA botanist Ray Wheeler says the seeds were chosen to grow well in such a space station, which would not take too long to grow. The astronauts say they have been craving spicy food for a long time, so the choice will be fun for them. And many peppers are also rich in vitamin C, a space medicine.