Hummus is out of this world!

Israeli scientists are looking to grow chickpeas — the key ingredient in hummus — on the moon and planning to test hydroponic techniques for plant growth in zero gravity.

On Feb. 19, they will launch an experiment called “Space Hummus” on an unmanned craft from a NASA facility in Virginia to the International Space Station. Scientists will try growing the chickpeas in miniature greenhouses suited for travel to the moon, the next step of the mission.

They hope that this inaugural experiment controlling chickpea growth in space will ultimately lead to crop growth on the moon and Mars.... Read More: NY Post