Researchers study first-ever soybean harvest from International Space Station NASA

Like farmers bringing in their crops, researchers on Earth are studying soybeans harvested from the first-ever crop grown on the International Space Station. Space Shuttle Atlantis brought the soybeans home when it returned from a Station visit earlier this month on the STS-112 mission. The soybean experiment is managed by NASA’s Space Product Development Program at the Marshall Center. The program helps industry perform commercial research in space.