Where are “moon trees” located on Earth? NASA reveals where the world’s “space seeds” were planted

About 500 seeds of various types of trees were launched into space in 1971 and orbited the moon 34 times before returning to Earth where they were then planted in various regions around the world.

NASA has shared a map showing the locations of these “moon trees”, of which a total of 83 reside mainly in the United States, two in South America and one in Europe.

The collection includes redwoods, Douglas fir, sycamore, candy, and pine nuts, but a third of them have died since it was planted in the 1970s.

The mission was part of Apollo 14, and while astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell walk on the surface of the moon, Stuart Roosa spins at the top in the command module with the seeds sitting in his personal kit.

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NASA has shared a map showing the locations of these “moon trees”, of which a total of 83 reside mainly in the United States, two in South America and one in Europe. Dr. Michelle Tobias of the University of California Davis creates a detailed map of the moon trees for NASA (pictured)

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission, which was the third mission to land on the moon and the first to land in the lunar heights.

During the mission, the seeds were graded and sorted, and the control seeds were kept on the ground for comparison.

Space seeds were placed in the Rossa collection, but the canister exploded during the decontamination process after the crew returned to Earth, leaving many of them unusable for the experiment.

The resulting seedlings were planted throughout the United States (often as part of the nation’s bicentennial in 1976) and the world. They are a tribute to astronaut Rosa and the Apollo program, ‘NASA shared in a statement.

The mission was part of Apollo 14, and as astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell walked on the moon, Stuart Rosa was spinning at the top in the Command Module with the seeds settled in his personal collection

The mission was part of Apollo 14, and as astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell walked on the moon, Stuart Rosa was spinning at the top in the Command Module with the seeds settled in his personal collection

Dr. Michelle Tobias From the University of California Davis, he detailed a map of moon trees around the world.

Tobias said in 2016: “A few months ago, I learned Moon Trees was watching an episode of Huell Howser on KVIE public television and then I visited the one in the California State Capitol.”

“I later learned from my aunt that my grandfather was part of the telemetry crew that recovered the Apollo 14 mission that carried the seeds that would become the moon trees, so there’s something to do with that idea.”

NASA placed the seeds in the care of the US Forest Service, which would monitor them until they sprout – but some weren’t planted until years after the mission.

NASA placed the seeds in the care of the US Forest Service, which would monitor them until they sprout - but some weren't planted until years after the mission.

NASA placed the seeds in the care of the US Forest Service, which would monitor them until they sprout – but some weren’t planted until years after the mission.

In a telegram to the bicentennial planting celebrations of Moon Tree in the United States, then President Gerald Ford said: “ This tree that astronauts Stuart Rosa, Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell carried on their mission to the moon, is a living symbol of our amazing human being. And scientific achievements.

“It is a fitting tribute to our national space program that has demonstrated America’s best in patriotism, dedication and determination to succeed.”

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However, over the years the public has forgotten about the trees, along with NASA, but former astronaut David Williams made his personal mission in 1996 to find and index them all.

He started with a list of 22 lunar trees and tracks 80, though 21 of those have died.

Three more were added to the list recently, bringing the total to 83, but a third is now dead.

However, William said that the fate of many trees may have nothing to do with their journey into space.

Sycamore Moon Tree at NASA's Goddard Facility in Maryland

A Half Moon Tree stands guard outside Building 4708 on the NASA Marshall Space Flight in Huntsville, Alabama

In a telegram to the bicentennial planting celebrations of Moon Tree in the United States, then President Gerald Ford said: “ This tree that astronauts Stuart Rosa, Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell carried on their mission to the moon, is a living symbol of our amazing human being. And scientific achievements

Compared to the seeds that never exploded, Williams said, “there was no difference whatsoever to detect, which is what anyone was expecting.” Atlas Obscura.

The Loblolly Pine Tree was planted in the White House, the trees were planted in Brazil, and Switzerland, and presented to the Emperor of Japan, among others.

Trees have also been planted in Washington Square in Philadelphia, in Valley Forge, the International Forest of Friendship, and at many universities and NASA centers.

With others at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland

The first moon tree, the sycamore, was planted in 1974 at Camp Iti Cana, a recreational site used by Girl Scouts in Mississippi.

What is the Apollo program?

A NASA image taken on July 16, 1969 shows the massive 363-foot-high Apollo 11 spacecraft 107 / Lunar Module S / Saturn 506) launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), at 9:32 AM (EST).

A NASA image taken on July 16, 1969 shows the massive 363-foot-high Apollo 11 spacecraft 107 / Lunar Module S / Saturn 506) launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), at 9:32 AM (EST).

The Apollo was a NASA program that launched in 1961 and had the first man on the moon’s surface eight years later.

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The first four flights tested the equipment of the Apollo program, and six of the other seven flights were able to land on the moon.

The first manned mission to the Moon was Apollo 8, which orbited it on Christmas Eve 1968 but did not land.

The Apollo 9 crew spent ten days orbiting Earth and completed the first manned flight of the Lunar Module – the portion of the Apollo missile that would later land Neil Armstrong on the moon.

The Apollo 11 mission was the first mission to land on the moon’s surface on July 20, 1969.

The capsule landed on the Sea of ​​Tranquility, with mission commander Neil Armstrong and Pilot Buzz Aldrin on board.

Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the moon’s surface while Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit.

When Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon, he said, “This is a small step for a man; a giant leap for humanity.”

Apollo 12 landed later that year on November 19 on the ocean of storms, he writes NASA.

Apollo 13 was to be the third moon landing mission, but less than 56 hours into the flight, the explosion of the oxygen tank forced the crew to cancel the moon landing and move to the Lunar Aquarius spacecraft to return to Earth.

The Apollo 15 was the ninth manned lunar mission in the Apollo space program, and was considered at that time the most successful manned space flight up to that point due to its long duration and greater focus on scientific exploration than was possible in previous missions.

Apollo last landed on the lunar surface in 1972 after a total of 12 astronauts landed on the moon’s surface.

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Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin ejects Lunar Module Experiments on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission Photo by Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969

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