As explorers venture farther from Earth and stay longer in the international space station, they will need to grow their own fresh veggies and learn how to be high-tech farmers in zero gravity.

Growing food in the starkness of space is a challenge that researchers from the University of Florida and NASA will tackle at a new Center for Space Agricultural Biotechnology Research and Education, or SABRE, to be unveiled Monday at the Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County.