The world's first plastic culture bag technology demonstration experiment performed at the ISS's Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo"
TOKYO, Friday October 22, 2021 - The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Takenaka Corporation, Kirin Holdings Company, Limited (Kirin Holdings), Chiba University, and Tokyo University of Science, aiming at food production during long-term stays in space for future lunar and other exploration missions, carried out a demonstration experiment of the plastic culture bag technology at the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" on the International Space Station (ISS). This was a first of its kind in the world.
Lettuce cultivated in a sealed bag
(Left: before harvesting; Right: before collecting on the ground)