Moon Plants

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A figment of science fiction and imagination for countless years, it seems humans living on the moon is a genuine possibility. And, as a step towards that reality, NASA will be planting basil, turnips and other flowering plants on the moon’s surface in 2015. The thought process behind the experiment is, “If we send plants and they thrive, then we probably can.” The plants will travel aboard the Moon Express lander, live in a sealed chamber and will use natural sunlight for germination. Expect to be garnishing your meals with space basil in no time.