In May 2008, astronaut Dr Gregory Chamitoff carried a package of native Australian seeds to the ISS.
But impacts from objects in space are just one of several ways that humanity and most of life on Earth could suddenly disappear.
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If you’ve ever looked at an old packet of seeds and worried that they may be past their best, or been annoyed when the seeds you’d sown didn’t germinate, then spare a thought for the scientists at the Millennium Seed Bank – the fate of endangered plants everywhere rests on their shoulders!
After their arrival at the Millennium Seed Bank, seeds are painstakingly cleaned to reduce their bulk for storage and to improve the quality of the batch.