Vegetables are one of the many luxuries from earth that space-explorers long for when they leave for the stars. But with the help of a bio-agricultural growing system from Orbitec, a technology development company, our astronauts can now bite down on space-grown red romain lettuce. They will even be able to have a bed of flowers soon.

Watch the video above to see how the first crop was received. The video below discusses the Orbitec bio-agricultural system and what growing plants in space means for the earth-bound vegetable enthusiasts and countries where vegetable growth is difficult.

Video credit: NASA