Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The Space Seeds Have Landed !

The seeds are back!

At 04:26am on Tuesday 2nd March, Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos landed safely back on Earth in Kazakhstan. With them was 2kg of rocket seeds which have completed their six month mission on board the ISS. The seeds were sent up on 02 September on Soyuz TMA-18M and were stored in the Columbus laboratory on board the station.
Upon returning to Earth the seeds then travelled with Scott Kelly to NASA in Houston on a charter flight from Moscow, Russia and returned to the UK last Thursday.
The seeds will arrive in our school on either 12th or 13th April and our going to be planted and carefully monitored by our two Year 5 classes. This is a scientific experiment that has been developed by real scientists and we are very excited to be a part of it. 


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