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NM chiles grown in space


November 24, 2021

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A red chile pepper floats above a cutting board during the tasting of peppers grown as part of NASA's Plant Habitat-04 investigation aboard the International Space Station. The chile is a NuMex Espanola Improved' variety, developed at New Mexico State University.

Did you know a chile cultivar developed at New Mexico State University is being grown aboard the International Space Station?

The NuMex Espanola Improved pepper is part of NASA's Plant Habitat-04 experiment, and NMSU graduates are among the resear...

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