September 13, 2002

After reading the first few lines of Where Have the Moon Trees Gone?, I was intrigued:
“Hundreds of trees that have been to the moon are now living on Earth, and NASA scientist Dave Williams is hunting for them.” Now, I first thought — cool! Trees that had been planted on the moon had been brought back to earth and replanted (I know I know.. trees on the moon??). But wait… it’s far less spectacular than that. An astronaut (his name escapes me) happened to bring up a tin of seeds into space. They happen to orbit the moon. This makes them moon trees I guess.

Ever wonder who started :-)?