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Astronaut Thomas Pesquet poses with seeds for the Tomatosphere™ educational project

2017-03-09 – European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet strikes a pose with 1.2 million tomato seeds for the Tomatosphere™ project. Students in approximately 20,000 classrooms across Canada and the United States will receive the space-faring seeds. They will then grow these seeds, as well as tomato seeds that remained on Earth, in a blind study that measures how many seeds germinate. Students will only find out which seeds went to space once they complete the experiment. The seeds were launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on board SpaceX's Dragon on February 19, 2017. (Credit: NASA)

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Photo taken on February 24, 2017

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