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August 16, 2022

NASA Space Exposed Seeds

In the videos above and below you will see a metallic foil packet containing tomato seeds I requested from NASA.

Full disclosure: I had to lie and pretend I was a teacher to get them.

The seeds went to space on April 6, 1984 aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, spent nearly six years in orbit in the Long Duration Exposure Facility, and returned to Earth on January 20, 1990 on Space Shuttle Columbia.

I long ago decided to keep them in their little container until I arrive on Mars, where I will plant them in Martian soil and call them Jomatoes.

Catchy, what?

August 16, 2022 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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