The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched seeds into space as part of their initiative to develop crops that can withstand the impacts of climate change.
The Arabidopsis and sorghum seeds are traveling to the International Space Station staring November 7, 2022.
The seeds will be exposed inside and outside the International Space Station for approximately three months and will return to Earth for planting. They will be evaluated for useful traits to better understand space mutagenesis and identify new varieties that can withstand climate change.
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Source: Crop Biotech Update