NASA has renamed its headquarters to honour pioneering Black mathematician and engineer Mary W. Jackson.
In 1998, Black astronaut Guion S. Bluford Jr. took part in the Spacelab D1 mission, which included experiments on plant roots in microgravity.
In 1998, Black astronaut Michael P. Anderson became a space gardener, tending to botanical experiments on shuttle mission STS-89.
This week, Gardeners Off World is in isolation, but that’s nothing new! Plus, plants grow better in puddles and how to avoid pyjama ennui.
Gardeners Off World this week has plenty of stockpiled goodies for interplanetary gardeners temporarily quarantined on planet Earth.
There’s exciting interplanetary gardening news this week, as a fresh batch of seeds arrives at the International Space Station, and NASA sows the seeds of new plant research.