[FPSPACE] Flowers on the Moon? China's Chang'e-4 to launch lunar spring

David R. Woods drwoods at stny.rr.com
Fri Apr 13 17:06:54 EDT 2018

China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe is expected to do many things 
unprecedented in space history after it launches later this year, such 
as touching down softly on the far side of the Moon and taking the first 
flowers to blossom on the lifeless lunar surface.

The probe will carry a tin containing seeds of potato and arabidopsis, a 
small flowering plant related to cabbage and mustard, and probably some 
silkworm eggs to conduct the first biological experiment on the Moon.

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