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Experiment: P0004-01

Experiment Title: Seeds in Space Experiment

Original Principal Investigator(s): Alston, Dr. Jim A. - Invest. Role: Present, Alston, Dr. Jim A. - Invest. Role: Original, Alston, Dr. Jim A. - Invest. Role: Original, Alston, Dr. Jim A. - Invest. Role: Present, Alston, Dr. Jim A. - Invest. Role: Present, Alston, Dr. Jim A. - Invest. Role: Original, Park, George B. - Invest. Role: Original,

Experiment Description:

Man, when exploring and developing terrestrial frontier, has generally carried seed for crops to support his survival. In the foreseeable future, man will probably also transport seed in space as he explores and develops that new frontier. The space environment can be hostile to seed; therefore, data are needed on the effects of space on seed and on how seed should be package to survive in space. As a first step toward meeting this need, the George W. Park Seed Company, Inc., flew a Getaway Special seed experiment on STS-6 and found that seed can in fact survive a few days in low-altitude Earth orbits. The Seeds in Space Experiment on LDEF was designed to investigate the effects on seed of long duration exposure in space.

Associated Tray(s) Tray Location: N. A. - Orientation: N. A.

Photograph Classification: Postflight

Associated Photograph(s):
LaRC - L91-01553
KSC - KSC-390C-1465.03
JSC - None
LaRC - L91-01572
KSC - KSC-390C-1460.02
JSC - None
LaRC - L84-07150
KSC - KSC-384C-299.05
JSC - None
LaRC - L90-10497
KSC - None
JSC - S32-89-023


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