2011 February

Did You Know?: Space trees

February 11, 2011

From white oaks and black cherry trees to Turkish filberts and golden rains, Purdue’s West Lafayette campus has more than 8,000 trees — six of which began sprouting in space. After returning from the 1984 space shuttle Discovery flight with 200 tree sprouts, Purdue alumnus and astronaut Charles Walker donated five sweet gum trees, referred […]


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