Hemp Samples Return to Earth After Hitching a Ride to the International Space Station

Article by Sam Riches, Growth Op

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Open more share options Breadcrumb Trail Links WTF World News News Hemp samples return to Earth after hitching a ride to the International Space Station “We will be able to better understand, and subsequently breed, various crops so that they thrive in new environments and conditions.” Author of the article:Sam Riches Publishing date:Apr 16, 2021 • 2 minutes ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation The hemp and coffee plant cell cultures. / The hemp and coffee plant cell cultures. / PHOTO BY FRONT RANGE BIOSCIENCES Article content Last March, from Kennedy Space Center, coffee and hemp cell cultures were launched into space.

Last March, from Kennedy Space Center, coffee and hemp cell cultures were launched into space.

The samples were loaded onto a SpaceX CRS-20 cargo flight and delivered to the International Space Station (ISS). Front Range Biosciences (FRB), an agricultural technology company, was behind the venture, alongside partners SpaceCells USA Inc. and BioServe Space Technologies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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