Seeds In Space! Several varieties will help research for climate adaptation on Earth
Several seed varieties were blasted into Space recently to be part of a study on the International Space Station.
Those seeds, sorghum along with other crops, will spend time inside and outside the ISS for three months. Researchers will then bring those seeds back to Earth to grow and screen them for useful traits, in hopes of better understanding space-induced mutations and their ability to adapt to changing conditions.
The project is sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency along with the Food and Ag Organization.