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NASA teams up with Tupperware to grow vegetables in space
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NASA is no stranger to farming in space, having first grown vegetables on the International Space Station in 2016. Now, the space agency is taking it one step further, partnering with Tupperware Brands on a device to help grow these space veggies.
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Earlier this month, Tupperware Brands was issued a patent for a device known as Passive Orbital Nutrient Delivery System (PONDS) to help grow vegetables in low earth orbit "with minimal maintenance."
"With this patent in hand and with the work of our teams on this project, we are now exploring ways to capitalize on the science behind this innovation and use that knowledge to enable consumers around the world to reduce their impact of single-use plastic and food waste through the use of our environmentally responsible products," Miguel Fernandez, CEO of Tupperware Brands, said in a statement.