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Pueblo Chile seed sent to space shows promising growth

Pueblo Chile seed sent to space grows faster than other seeds.
Posted at 6:42 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 20:42:01-04

OUTERSPACE — We have an update for you on the Pueblo Chile seed that was sent to space.

The STEM Center at Pueblo Community College said initial tests show the first space seed started growing nine days before the non-space seeds. It also sprouted more plants.

"It's a good indication that we can see an increase in food production and in seeds that we send up to space. So that means we could take and basically have more food for the same space that the plant will take up," Matthew Zimmerman said.

The school couldn't complete the experiment because the pandemic forced the campus to close down. They hope to try again next year.