Rocket Seeds - The Results

3rd November 2016
On 3 September 2015, one million (2kg) tiny rocket seeds (Eruca sativa) were launched into space on Soyuz 44S to begin their six month stay on board the International Space Station (ISS).  Finstall, along with schools throughout the country, asked to receive a pack of these seeds back in April 2016.  
The children were tasked with planting, nurturing and observing the seeds alongside identical seeds that had remained on earth.  Through this they would discover whether humans can grow their own food on long term space missions or even on another planet in the future. The results were sent back to the UK Space Agency for analysis.  
If you are interested to know the outcome of this national experiment please read have a look out the document below.