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The UK’s space agency is hunting for ‘moon trees’ grown from seeds that went on the Apollo 14 lunar mission – CNN

Fifty years ago, NASA’s Apollo 14 completed the third crewed mission to the moon. On board the spacecraft as it landed in the Pacific Ocean on February 9, 1971,…

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(CNN)Fifty years ago, NASA’sApollo 14 completed the third crewed mission to the moon. On board the spacecraft as it landed in the Pacific Ocean on February 9, 1971, was some unusual cargo — about 500 tree seeds.
The seeds — loblolly pine, sycamore, sweetgum, redwood and Douglas fir — had traveled with Stuart Roosa, one of the three NASA astronauts on the missionand a former US Forest Service parachute firefighter, sealed in small plastic pouches stored in a metal canister in his personal luggage….

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