28 chickpeas launched to ISS for Israeli-led ‘space hummus’ experiment

Exactly 28 chickpeas were launched to the International Space Station Saturday as part of an Israeli-led experiment into the viability of growing the legume in space.

The chickpeas will be used to study germination in zero gravity. They were launched to the ISS from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, alongside eight tons of cargo aboard an unmanned Cygnus spacecraft.

They will…

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News Source: https://www.timesofisrael.com/28-chickpeas-launch-into-space-for-israeli-led-food-experiment/

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