French Astronaut Tends Orbital Garden

French astronaut is Leopold Eyharts has been busy tending a small garden aboard the International Space Station as part of efforts to see how crops grow in outer space, according to Space.com.

Eyharts is conducting the Waving and Coiling of Arabidopsis Roots at Different G-levels (WAICO) experiment in ESA’s new Columbus laboratory, which was attached to the orbital outpost last month. He is growing two types of Arabidopsis seeds, which are relatives of the mustard plant. The ISS plants will be compared with a control group on Earth.