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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Fun Fact of the day


Tree seeds were taken into orbit and planted as "Moon Trees."

When astronaut Stuart Roosa, a former U.S. Forest Service smoke jumper, orbited above the moon during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971, he brought with him hundreds of seeds from five different kinds of trees: loblolly pine, sycamore, sweetgum, redwood, and Douglas fir.

When he returned to Earth, the seeds were planted throughout the U.S. and around the world in order to grow into what were affectionately deemed "Moon Trees." If you're interested in seeing one in person, you can find a list of the trees as well as their locations on NASA's website.

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