The goal of the research is to determine whether these plants can be used to create a natural food source in the future and whether they can help support life on the space station.
China launched the Shenzhou-14 manned spacecraft on June 5, 2022 to connect to the country’s space station complex. Then, the Shenzhou-15 ship was launched on November 29, 2022.
Among the seeds sent into space, we find major foods like rice, wheat and potatoes…
Among the seeds sent into space, we find main foods like rice, wheat and potatoes…
These two spacecraft brought more 1. 300 plant seeds and microbial strains of 112 partners, including Chinese universities, research institutes and breeding stations, into space to conduct breeding experiments on the space station.
Among the seeds mentioned above are staple foods such as rice, wheat and potatoes, common fruits and vegetables, fodder grass and herbs used in archaeology. Chinese tradition.
Additionally, many types of health-beneficial bacteria are also on the test list.
Space breeding involves exposing seeds and strains of microorganisms to cosmic radiation and microgravity during a space mission to genetically modify them.
China has made the most of travel missions related to the Thien Cung space station construction project to deploy replication experiments in space. Thousands of plant seeds and microorganisms were also transported into space and returned to Earth by the crews of Shenzhou-12 and Shenzhou-13.
During the period from July 29 to November 25, 2022, Chinese scientists also carried out experiments on the growth of the 120-day life cycle of rice plants on the space station. This is the first time in the world that an experiment of this type has been implemented.
According to the China Human Space Mission Agency, the country will continue to carry out similar experimental work in space to ensure national food security.
Article source: VTV
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The goal of the research is to determine if these plants can be used to create a natural food source in the future and can help…