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Cosmonautas rusos empezarán a cultivar verduras a escala industrial en su nuevo módulo de la Estación Espacial Internacional

Russian cosmonauts start growing vegetables on an industrial scale in their new International Space Station module

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Before October 10, 2021 01:33 GMT

To conduct the experiment, a space greenhouse will arrive at the International Space Station, where Peking cabbage, cereals, legumes and even cherry tomatoes will be grown.

Russian cosmonauts will start growing vegetables on an industrial scale In the Nauka science module of the International Space Station (ISS), I showed This Monday to Tas Yuri Smirnov, one of the heads of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

He claimed that the astronauts would start the experiment by growing Peking cabbage, after which they would be able to grow cereals, legumes and even dwarf (cherry) tomatoes. A portion of the harvest will be used as food, while another will be sent to Earth for analysis.

“The ‘Vitatsykl-T’ experiment consists in creating a greenhouse that allows the cultivation of plants on an industrial scale,” Smirnov noted, detailing this for the project. The Space Conservatory will be sent to the International Space Station It looks like a snail. He explained, “At certain intervals, the astronaut puts a strip of seeds in the greenhouse. Then he moves the cylinder, and after a while he puts the next strip. And in every certain period of time, the astronaut can collect the crop.”

Russian Nauka unit

New Russian laboratory unit Nauka docked to the International Space Station on July 29. it’s a release It was produced on July 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome and is the first unit that Russia has sent into space In the last 11 years.

It is 13 meters long, weighs more than 20 tons, and has 56 square meters of solar panels. It is expected to contribute to the development of the Russian part of the International Space Station and could, in the future, even Serves as the basis for a new independent Russian orbital platform.

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Construction of the unit began in 1995 with an eye to launch in 2007. However, the manufacturing date ran out and its launch was delayed for years.

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