NASA astronauts find tomatoes lost in space 8 months ago

2023-12-13 2023-12-13T12:45:46Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
صانع مُحتوى

Arabia Weather - The remains of a small tomato, which astronaut Frank Rubio lost while being carried on board the International Space Station (ISS) last March, was finally found after more than eight months, and these tomatoes were part of the Veg-05 experiment that he was taking care of. It has Rubio on the space station.

The missing tomatoes appeared during a live broadcast event where NASA astronaut Yasmine Moghbeli was participating in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the International Space Station. During the celebration, Frank Rubio was blamed when he returned to Earth for a long time, for “eating tomatoes,” but it was found. On her finally.

This incident became an inside joke at the space agency. The Red Robin dwarf tomato , which is one inch (2.5 cm) wide, was part of the harvest of the Veg-05 experiment and every astronaut on the International Space Station receives samples of the tomatoes after the harvest, but The piece of tomato that Rubio took floated away before he could eat it.

In September, Rubio reported this story with a humorous twist, saying:

“I've spent many hours researching this thing, and I'm sure sundried tomatoes will show up at some point and prove it to me, years in the future.”

How did Frank Rubio's Lost Tomatoes demonstrate the importance of scientific experiments in the outer world?

Although Frank Rubio 's search for tomatoes may seem unnecessary, his crew conducted hundreds of other scientific experiments while delaying their return to Earth. This situation could also provide additional insights into the challenges scientists may face when growing plants on the Moon or Mars. What the Vegetable Experiments series ultimately aims to explore.

During a press event on October 13, Rubio was asked about the missing tomatoes two weeks after his safe return to Earth, and he expressed his regret for not finding them, and said that he spent 18-20 hours searching for them, and while that may be abuse, he pointed out the percentage The high humidity on the space station could cause the tomatoes to dry out beyond recognition. He acknowledged that someone had thrown the bag away and added with a smile:

“Hopefully someone will find it someday, a wizened little thing.”

Although the tomatoes had minor details in Rubio's flight, his experience showed the challenges you can sometimes face in space. During the same event in October, Rubio spoke about the difficulty of being away from his family for such a long time, and said that he would not have accepted the mission if he had known that he would spend... A year in space However, he received tremendous support from the community and his family, which made things much easier than expected.

Read also:

3 astronauts return to Earth after a mission that lasted more than a year

Does a trip to space cost less than the cost of making a movie about it?


Sources:

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This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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