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Broccoli coated with good bacteria may help astronauts grow their own vegetables.(Shutterstock)

Bacteria-coated broccoli sent to space for astronauts to grow their own

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 03:03 PM IST
Six broccoli seeds were aboard the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft that launched this week from Wallops Island, Virginia, as part of a space station cargo resupply mission. Three of the seeds are travelling to space as is, while the other three were coated with two different species of bacteria, developed at the University of Washington, that can live inside crop plants and improve their growth.
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