Status Report

Certificates of Participation Available for the NASA Lunar Plant Growth Chamber Design Challenge

By SpaceRef Editor
June 10, 2008
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The Engineering Design Challenge: Lunar Plant Growth Chamber project continues as participants are still receiving seeds. After your students complete the project, be sure to visit the challenge Web site and provide information about your seed growth. Certificates of Participation will be available for each student after the challenge feedback form is completed.

What’s the Challenge?

The August 2007 flight of space shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station also launched a challenge to the engineers of the future. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade were challenged to design and build a model of a lunar plant growth chamber. Packets of cinnamon basil seeds were flown on Endeavour, returned to Earth and distributed to participants who registered for the challenge. Participants also received seeds that were not flown in space. The two sets of seeds were used to evaluate the student-designed plant growth chambers.

Registration is still open to participate in the challenge. For additional information and to sign up to receive space-flown basil seeds, please visit:

SpaceRef staff editor.