"Researching space missions is absolutely fascinating - all the accidental discoveries, side experiments, and human stories! In space! The story of the ?Moon Trees? is so wacky and cool that it stuck with me even while I lost myself in a black hole of learning about so many mission successes, failures, and progress.
Astronaut Stuart A. Roosa was a former smoke jumper. Through his connections to the forest service, Roosa was asked to carry around 500 tree seeds in his personal kit during the 1971 Apollo 14 mission. Despite a momentary scare when the seed containers bursted open upon arrival back on earth, the seeds unexpectedly germinated after being brought to a lab! The moon orbiting seeds were then planted all over the world and are still growing to this day! So keep an eye out for "Moon Trees" - they look exactly like Earth trees. :)
- Kailee" - Kailee McMurran, Design by Goats
Please see previous Design By Goats submission "Voskhod 2." I accidentally uploaded a massive print file last time so this is me sending the correctly sized version.
About Space Horizons
Space Horizons is a new collection of mission patch designs for your favorite past, present and future missions to help engage a new generation in the excitement of extending humanity’s reach beyond Earth. Proceeds support Space Horizons, an innovative non profit that promotes interest in STEM education for minority and female students in underserved communities.
About our Prints
Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.