NASA is Sending Seeds to the Moon

by Rachel Baker on December 2, 2013

NASA is planning on sending basil, turnip and cress seeds to the lunar surface to see if they can grow on another world.

It might make a more appetising soup than a salad. Nasa is to send turnip, cress and basil seeds to the Moon in an attempt to grow them.

The experiment will be the first attempt to germinate plants on another world.

The seeds will be housed inside a specially constructed canister, known as the Lunar Plant Growth Chamber, that will carry enough air for 10 days.

Nasa says the air in the chamber would be adequate to allow the seeds to sprout and grow for five days.

It is hoped that the latest experiment will help to pave the way for astronauts to grow their own food while living on a lunar base.

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