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Moon tree seedlings to be shared with public-facing STEM educators

NASA and the USDA Forest Service are offering public facing STEM operations in the US the chance to plan a ‘living piece of spaceflight history’ with seedlings literally flown to the moon and back




Moon Trees will be planted to encourage active engagement in STEM and conservation   Credit: NASA

Education and community organisations are being invited to apply for a seedling grown from a tree seed that flew around the moon.

Designed to encourage interest in STEM education, nearly 2,000 tree seeds were sent on their journey as part of NASA’s Artemis I mission in late 2022.

Working with the USDA Forest Service, NASA will distribute Artemis Moon Tree seedlings of five different species to create new ways for communities on Earth to connect with humanity’s exploration of space for the benefit of all.

“NASA’s Artemis moon trees are bringing the science and ingenuity of space exploration back down to Earth,” said NASA administrator, Bill Nelson.

“Last year, these seeds flew on the Artemis I mission 40,000 miles beyond the Moon. With the help of the USDA, this new generation of Moon trees will plant the spirit of exploration across our communities and inspire the next generation of explorers.”

Museums, along with schools, libraries, and others engaging with students, or the public, are encouraged to apply for a Moon Tree seedling through NASA’s Artifact Module.

“The seeds that flew on the Artemis mission will soon be Moon Trees standing proudly on campuses and institutions across the country,” said Randy Moore, Forest Service chief.

“These future Moon Trees, like those that came before them, serve as a potent symbol that when we put our mind to a task, there is nothing we can’t accomplish. They will inspire future generations of scientists, whose research underpins all that we do here at the Forest Service.”

The application period closes Friday, October 6. Click here to apply.


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Moon tree seedlings to be shared with public-facing STEM educators

NASA and the USDA Forest Service are offering public facing STEM operations in the US the chance to plan a ‘living piece of spaceflight history’ with seedlings literally flown to the moon and back




Moon Trees will be planted to encourage active engagement in STEM and conservation   Credit: NASA

Education and community organisations are being invited to apply for a seedling grown from a tree seed that flew around the moon.

Designed to encourage interest in STEM education, nearly 2,000 tree seeds were sent on their journey as part of NASA’s Artemis I mission in late 2022.

Working with the USDA Forest Service, NASA will distribute Artemis Moon Tree seedlings of five different species to create new ways for communities on Earth to connect with humanity’s exploration of space for the benefit of all.

“NASA’s Artemis moon trees are bringing the science and ingenuity of space exploration back down to Earth,” said NASA administrator, Bill Nelson.

“Last year, these seeds flew on the Artemis I mission 40,000 miles beyond the Moon. With the help of the USDA, this new generation of Moon trees will plant the spirit of exploration across our communities and inspire the next generation of explorers.”

Museums, along with schools, libraries, and others engaging with students, or the public, are encouraged to apply for a Moon Tree seedling through NASA’s Artifact Module.

“The seeds that flew on the Artemis mission will soon be Moon Trees standing proudly on campuses and institutions across the country,” said Randy Moore, Forest Service chief.

“These future Moon Trees, like those that came before them, serve as a potent symbol that when we put our mind to a task, there is nothing we can’t accomplish. They will inspire future generations of scientists, whose research underpins all that we do here at the Forest Service.”

The application period closes Friday, October 6. Click here to apply.


 



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