Press release from NASA:
As NASA plans to return to the moon, plant growth will be an important
part of space exploration. NASA scientists anticipate that astronauts
may be able to grow plants on the moon in specialized plant growth
chambers. Come participate and build your own lunar growth chamber in
the NASA Engineering Design Challenge!
Through the NASA Engineering Design Challenge, elementary, middle and
high school students will:
* Design, build, and evaluate lunar plant growth chambers
* Receive cinnamon basils seeds flown on STS-118
* Test lunar growth chambers by growing and comparing both
space-flown and earth-based control seeds
Visit http://www.nasa.gov/education/plantchallenge to register and to
receive more information about the NASA Engineering Design Challenge.
You can also sign up for the NASA Express listserv to receive e-mail
updates about the challenge and other NASA education activities.
Join the NASA Engineering Design Challenge and be part of space
exploration by growing seeds flown in space!