Seeds in Space experiment

Maria van der Hoeven, Dutch Minister for Education, Culture and Science, officially started the Seeds in Space experiment. ESA astronaut André Kuipers is conducting the experiment on board the International Space Station as part of the Dutch DELTA Mission.

Around 70 000 schoolchildren are taking part in the experiment, which looks at the growth of rucola seeds in a special ‘growing rocket’. Whilst Kuipers planted rucola seeds on board the Space Station, the children did the same in the classroom.

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