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A if for Astronaut
Of course, growing crops in outer space isn't a reality right now, but the book was inspired by a real life astronaut who took canola seeds into space many years ago.
That astronaut is the great Canadian Robert Thirsk—and I got to meet him!
On one of his famous space flights, Mr. Thirsk took 200,000 canola seeds into space. He wanted to see if the seeds would be affected by anti-gravity—would they grow into plants faster or slower when they came back to Earth?
Mr. Thirsk is a retired astronaut now, but the project is still going—now known as TomatoSphere.
Gotta jet! Have a great Easter Sunday, and I'll see you tomorrow with the letter "B"—it's a fun one.
~ Chase Superman Duffy
P.S. - A is also for AMELIA, my sister, and the name of one of the Superman Duffy books—but you'll learn more about that one tomorrow!