Two kilograms of rocket seeds travelled to the International Space Station as part of British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s six-month Principia mission.
After several months on board, the seeds were sent back and landed in the Pacific Ocean in the spring of 2016. After they returned to the UK, they were packaged up with identical seeds that have stayed on earth.
We have received two packets of 100 seeds to grow and compare. Our children will be finding out what growing plants in space can teach us about life on Earth and whether we can sustain human life in space through the production of our own food.