The trees that orbited the moon
While traveling 27,086 miles through space and drinking gallons of Tang – of which Buzz Aldrin recently said, and I quote: “Tang sucks!” – the 1971 Apollo 14 crew brought along a surprising cargo item.
They had hundreds of tree seeds – Sycamore, Loblolly Pine, Redwood and Douglas Fir, brought by Stuart Roosa, former U.S. Forest Service smoke jumper. They were brought back from space, and a Loblolly Pine was planted at the White House, and some seeds presented as a gift to the Emperor of Japan.
In honor of yesterday’s blue moon and the beginning of a new NASA astronaut class, our outer space theme continues! A few of these trees are already listed on Findery, but we’d like to cover them all. Will you help us?