First meat grown in space lab 248 miles from Earth | Science | The Guardian
Lab-grown meat has been successfully cultured in space for the first time.
The Israeli food technology startup #Aleph°Farms grew the meat on the International Space Station, 248 miles (399 km) away from any natural resources.
Bovine cells were harvested on Earth and taken to space, where they were grown into small-scale muscle tissue using a 3D bioprinter. The method relies on mimicking a natural process of muscle-tissue regeneration occurring inside a cow’s body.
The experiment took place on 26 September on the Russian segment of the space station, and involved the assembly of small-scale muscle tissue in a 3D bioprinter under controlled microgravity conditions. In future the technique could be used to provide meat for people living on the space station.