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Deep space seeds

Deep Space is a very dynamic hybrid. Its very high in alot of different terpenes and is very aromatic. The mother plant is a classic old school Afghani hash flavour strain, very fast flowering. The father is a super stinky selection of our Grapefruit Diesel. The aroma is intensely strong from this one and all of its offspring.

Deep Space is a very dynamic hybrid. Its very high in alot of different terpenes and is very aromatic. The mother plant is a classic old school Afghani hash flavour strain, very fast flowering. The father is a super stinky selection of our Grapefruit Diesel. The aroma is intensely strong from this one and all of its offspring.

Description

Deep space seeds

When astronaut Stuart Roosa blasted off on the Apollo 14 moon mission in 1971, he carried the moon tree seeds sealed in tiny plastic bags. The idea originated with U.S. Forest Service chief Ed Cliff, who knew Roosa back when he was a USFS smokejumper. Cliff contacted Roosa and initiated a joint effort with NASA that garnered publicity for the Forest Service but also had a real scientific purpose: to further understand the effects of deep space on seeds.

These seeds became a living legacy of the U.S. space program.

Williams, a planetary scientist based at the Goddard Space Flight Center, had never heard of the moon trees—and soon discovered he wasn’t alone. NASA hadn’t even maintained records of where the trees were planted. But eventually, Williams tracked down newspaper coverage of the bicentennial moon tree ceremonies. He created a web page to document the surviving trees and invited people to contact him about moon trees in their community. So far, about 100 original moon trees are listed on the site.

Where Are Moon Trees Today?

Upon returning to Earth, both astronauts and seeds underwent a decontamination process to ensure they weren’t inadvertently bringing back dangerous substances. During decontamination, the canister popped open and the seeds scattered. Exposed to the vacuum inside the decontamination chamber, the seeds were feared dead. But hundreds survived to become saplings.