Another ISS Resupply Mission Underway

Image (Credit): SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket leaving NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 2:20 p.m. EST November 26, 2022. (NASA)

Earlier today, a SpaceX rocket sent more supplies towards the International Space Station (ISS). The Falcon 9 rocket successfully sent the Dragon capsule on its way towards a rendezvous with the ISS tomorrow morning. You can read about some of the cargo here.

For example, part of the cargo will assist with the growing of dwarf tomatoes in space. Gioia Massa, NASA Life Sciences project scientist and VEG-05 principal investigator, stated:

We are testing tomatoes, looking at the impacts of light spectrum on how well the crop grows, how delicious and nutritious the tomatoes are, and the microbial activity on the fruit and plants…We also are examining the overall effect of growing, tending, and eating crops on crew behavioral health. All of this will provide valuable data for future space exploration.

Even with all of the excitement targeted at the Moon and Artemis these days, the everyday work on the ISS continues.