Chinese engineer reveals how he grew the first ever plant on the moon

At London’s Design Museum, one of the engineers behind the historic Chang’e-4 mission to the moon gave a demonstration of the spacecraft’s ‘mini-biosphere' where he and his team helped germinate the first seed ever on the moon.

The presentation, delivered by Xie Gengxin of Chongqing University, was part of the museum’s ‘Moving to Mars’ exhibit showcasing a range of different technologies that will allow humans to survive long term in space and on other planets.

While previous groups had grown small plants on the International Space Station, which orbits the Earth some 250 miles above the surface, no one had yet accomplished the feat on the moon.

Read more at the Daily Mail (Michael Thomsen)

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