Growing Plants in Lunar Soil

Close-up of clear plastic containers with tiny plants inside.
May 18, 2022
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In May 2022, scientists at the University of Florida reported that they had successfully grown plants from seeds planted in Moon samples. NASA astronauts collected this lunar surface material decades earlier, during the Apollo program.

This scientific breakthrough is a step towards understanding how future explorers might be able to grow plants on the Moon.

Listen to the Gravity Assist podcast: How to Grow Food on the Moon