NASA sows seeds of science for children

NASA is teaming with the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association to cultivate agricultural innovations for space, and tapping classrooms across the country to help. The culmination of the project will be a coffee-can-sized cylinder with basil, turnip and Arabidopsis seeds that will feed on a combination of air and nutrients from Earthen soil, as well as natural light from the sun. The growth pod will be deposited on the moon in 2015 courtesy of the winner of Google’s Lunar XPRIZE, via the Moon Express spacecraft, and will be studied for five to 10 days alongside a control groups of seeds here on Earth, which is where the kids come in…

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