Lot 591: Shuttle Flown Space Seeds

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-11-30 14:52:03

Lot 591: Three packets of flown Rutgers California Supreme tomato seeds, 4 x 2.5, carried into space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on STS-41-C in April 1984, stored in the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) for nearly six years, and returned to Earth on the Space Shuttle Columbia on STS-32 in January 1990. Also includes two packets of Earth-based control group seeds, one for the same mission as the flown packets and one for the "Seeds in Space II" experiment conducted on STS-86 in 1997. In overall fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466 Wednesday, 9th December 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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