☰ The Space Seeds have arrived at Norfolk House

The Space Seeds have arrived at Norfolk House

Posted on: May 5th 2016

Norfolk House are very lucky to be a part the Royal Horticultural Society’s nationwide experiment called Rocket Science.  In December last year, astronaut Tim Peake took 2kg of rocket seeds with him to the International Space Station.  In March, American astronaut Scott Kelly brought the seeds back to Earth with him.  These were then distributed to thousands of schools who are taking part in the project.  Each school was sent two packets – 100 seeds that had been in space and 100 that had remained on Earth.
I have been working closely with my randomly selected Space Biologists who have helped to plant the 200 seeds as well as water and rotate them every two days.  We are carefully monitoring the growth of our seeds and making predictions about which ones we think went into space.
We can’t wait to find out the results and will keep you updated on how our seeds are getting on!

Mrs Cannon and the Space Biologists

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