A Progress M1 cargo ship is starting for the international space station from Kazakhstan's Baikonur tomorrow to deliver a Lada conservatory of Russian design and manufacture for experimental orbital farming.
The Russian station part has never before had a conservatory, says Margarita Levinskikh, senior researcher of the Moscow-based Institute of Medical and Biological Studies.
The Mir station had a conservatory, and similar botanical experiments were made before it was disorbited last year, with two wheat generations harvested in weightlessness, though work with rice, peas and salad was a failure. Upcoming tests will focus on vegetables of the kind eaten raw to make a welcome addition to pilots' diet in long flights-Martian expeditions, for instance.
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said