The project, Rocket Science, will give around half a million UK school children the chance to learn how science in space contributes to our knowledge of life on earth, using the invaluable expertise of the European Space Agency (ESA) and RHS Science team.
Two kilograms of rocket seeds took off from Florida bound for the International Space Station as a part of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s six-month Principia mission.
At 04:26am on Tuesday 2nd March, Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos landed safely back on Earth in Kazakhstan. The seeds then travelled with Scott Kelly to NASA in Houston on a charter flight from Moscow, Russia and returned to the UK on Thursday. The seeds are being sorted and packed, ready for us to participate in the experiment in April!
Any students wanting to get involved in the project and garden club should see Mrs Knight.