The Diary of a Space Zucchini by Don Pettit Documents Vegetable Life

By: Sarah Moore - Published: Apr 10, 2012 • References: blogs.nasa.gov and treehugger
The Diary of a Space Zucchini documents the what it is like to be a vegetable living on board the International Space Station day-to-day.

Scientists have been growing vegetables on board the space craft in zip lock bags for months without soil to test the plants' ability to grow in outer space using only oxygen and water. While these experiments are nothing new, documenting the research by giving the produce a voice and its own blog certainly is a different approach to experimenting with aeroponics.

Astronaut Don Pettit is the acting ghostwriter for the zucchini named 'Rose,' and has since expanded his diary entries to include sunflowers and broccoli.

While the blog is mostly for fun, it also acts as a fly on the wall account of outer space life for those who will never have the opportunity to leave Earth and anyone who wants an easy to understand account of NASA's research ventures.