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Not Impossible: Aleph Farms To Test Cultivated Meat Ag-Tech on Axiom ISS Mission
Aleph Farms Neta Lavon Zvika Tamari Space Florida Space Life Sciences Laboratory.

By David Bullock
Staff Writer

Fresh food is one item that astronauts aboard the International Space Station crave after long periods in space. But, supply ships from Earth only arrive ever few months, and food doesn’t stay fresh for very long. The problem will be even more acute for astronauts on long-duration missions to the moon and Mars.

Aleph Farms is working to solve part of the problem by developing technology that would allow future space explorers to grow their own steaks from bovine cells. The Israeli company is sending an experiment to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on Friday that will help scientists better understand how to grow the cells.

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  • Parabolic Arc
  • April 7, 2022