Hurricane Irma Kills Moon Tree

A sycamore tree planted from a seed which had been carried on the Apollo 14 mission and planted at Cape Canaveral on June 25, 1976 was killed during hurricane Irma on September 10,2017. The seed was part of an early experiment to discover it micro-gravity would have an impact on seeds when they were planted. The trees from seeds flown on the mission, from a variety of different species, were indistinguishable from trees grown from seeds which had not flown in micro-gravity.
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