NASA is developing tactics to fight "menu fatigue" so this time round, they're going to grow some fresh food in orbit.

Jesse Hirsch over at Modern Farmer takes a closer look at NASA's Vegetable Production System (VEGGIE). It will see six heads of lettuce in "Kevlar pillow packs" brought to life in 28 days under neon-pink LED lights on the ISS.

A successful crop would be a major development in the quest to figure out how to sustain human life beyond our planet. And yes, no more eating the same old thing every other day.

[Modern Farmer]