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.