ASU Gets NASA Grant to Grow Plants on the U.S. Space Station


By: Kenneth Mullinax/ASU.


Alabama State University's mustard greens are soon to be out of this world...for real.

Mustard green plants are widely grown and consumed in the Deep South, but a grant from NASA will soon have ASU's greens growing and eaten beyond the bounds of earth --- specifically in the U.S. Space Station, thanks to a grant awarded to Dr. Komal Vig, professor of Microbiology at ASU. The $100,000 NASA grant is titled “Improved Drought Tolerance of Mustard Greens with Atmospheric Pressure Plasma.”

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