Astronauts eat space-grown lettuce for first time

Last updated at 07:04

Astronauts on board the International Space Station have eaten space-grown lettuce for the first time.

The red romaine lettuce leaves were grown entirely by the team and it marks the start of the "veggie project" that will see more food grown in space.

NASA scientists say fresh food will be good for the astronauts' health.

Astronauts have been growing crops in space for years for research, but this is the first time they have been allowed to eat their produce.