Experiments on the space station, including PH-04, are helping find solutions and increase NASA’s capability for long-duration, human deep-space exploration. This experiment may also offer insights for adapting peppers bred to grow in fields to indoor farms.

James Cawley, NASA
Photo at top: A researcher from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida prepares pepper seeds for planting inside science carriers on April 8, 2021, inside the Space Life Sciences Lab for the Plant Habitat-04 (PH-04) experiment. The seeds will fly to the International Space Station on SpaceX’s 22nd Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-22) mission.