I like my kibble with a side of cabbage

toy dog sitting in veggie garden


My ancestor, Seaman, had to hunt for his food. I had to learn how to grow my own vegetables for my long journey in space. Here I am tending the “Veggie” garden in the food production labs at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
toy dog near veggie unit


Students helped select the crops. Did you know astronauts in space like to eat spicy foods because microgravity makes them feel like they have a head cold and everything tastes bland to them? (Credit: Wendy R. Neuerberg)
Seaman Jr. mission to space logo
Traveling in the spirit of a Newfoundland dog that became one of the most famous members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Seaman Jr. will enjoy the sights of our home planet from the International Space Station, including amazing views of our national trails, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Act and NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 60th anniversary.

The National Park Service and Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail invite you to learn more about Seaman, Jr.’s space journey! Follow his blog (go.nps.gov/NewfieNews) for special updates every Tuesday to see all of the missions in space and flashbacks to his training adventures at NASA centers and on the national trails.

Last updated: October 19, 2018