NASA took tree seeds into space nearly 50 years ago. Here's what happened to them.

  
Via:  perrie-halpern  •  4 months ago  •  13 comments

NASA took tree seeds into space nearly 50 years ago. Here's what happened to them.
When astronaut Stuart Roosa boarded for the Apollo 14 in 1971he wasn’t alone. He was carrying a canister the size of a soda can, filled with 500 seeds from various tree species. Almost 50 years later, some of those so-called Moon Trees are still growing across the United States.

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Buzz of the Orient
1  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

Why not?

 
 
 
cjcold
1.1  cjcold  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    4 months ago

Wonder what kind of quarantine the seeds had to go through before they could be planted.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
2  al Jizzerror    4 months ago

This Moon Tree was planted on my birthday.

800

Thanx Stuart Roosa!

 
 
 
Sparty On
3  Sparty On    4 months ago

I had a Moon Pie once.

Does that count?

 
 
 
1stwarrior
3.1  1stwarrior  replied to  Sparty On @3    4 months ago

With an RC??

 
 
 
Sparty On
3.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  1stwarrior @3.1    4 months ago

The only way to have a moon pie .....

 
 
 
Kavika
4  Kavika     4 months ago

Cool story, thanks.

 
 
 
devangelical
5  devangelical    4 months ago

I collected a 5 pound coffee can full of weed seeds from each time I visited space and then scattered them in a stream fed canyon at my favorite vacation spot in '85. unfortunately I was in space when I did that, and I haven't been able to find that canyon again despite numerous attempts to do so. so much for becoming the next johnny weed seed.

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.1  Sparty On  replied to  devangelical @5    4 months ago

Acid will do that to you.

 
 
 
devangelical
5.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Sparty On @5.1    4 months ago
Acid will do that to you.

bwah ha ha. poor clueless straight arrows. cheap acid is what we sold to drunk jockstraps well after  midnight on friday. that took them out of the action for saturday night. then we would satisfy the bad boy fantasies of their stood-up goody 2 shoe girlfriends by shaking their pom-poms at the local drive-in.

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  devangelical @5.1.1    4 months ago

I love me some  internet badasses.    So full of imagination and whimsy.

Never as remotely clever in real life as their “imagined” fake lives online.

Poor bubba’s ........ get a life!

 
 
 
Kathleen
6  Kathleen    4 months ago

Maybe that is why have have such huge trees all around my house.  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

Ordinary trees need sunlight to enable the process of photosynthesis.  Do these trees need moonlight to do that? 

Someone should make a movie called "The Vampire Trees" - they attack when the moon is full.

 
 
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