For the first time, experiments have been carried out on the International Space Station. These peppers have been eaten by the astronauts living there and their taste has also been declared excellent.
According to the details, pepper seeds were delivered from the Earth to the International Space Station (ISS) in June this year under the US space agency NASA’s Habitat 4 project, where they were grown in a special laboratory.
A few days later, the seedlings sprouted and in the next two months, they became very large and were able to grow peppers in them. Finally, in the last month, October 2021, these red and green peppers also became large enough to be eaten.
Using these peppers, American astronaut Megan McArthur developed traditional Mexican tacos for the entire crew on the space station. They look like Arabic ‘shawarma’.
Takoz’s space party took place last Friday, after which the space station staff filled out a survey form on the flavors and other characteristics of the peppers.
Megan wrote in her tweet that everyone loved the taste of these space peppers:
The remaining ‘space peppers’ have been saved and will be returned to Earth for research.
Friday Feasting! After the harvest, we got to taste red and green chile. Then we filled out surveys (got to have the data! 😁). Finally, I made my best space tacos yet: fajita beef, rehydrated tomatoes & artichokes, and HATCH CHILE! https://t.co/pzvS5A6z5u pic.twitter.com/fJ8yLZuhZS
— Megan McArthur (@Astro_Megan) October 29, 2021