Foton - M4
Foton-M4 is a Russian microgravity research satellite that was launched successfully aboard a Russian Soyuz 2-1A launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 18, 2014.
Foton-M4 carried 22 experiments into space to study the effects of the harsh space environment on organisms and manufacturing materials, including marigold and corn seeds. After six weeks in orbit, the Foton-M4 descent module parachuted back to Earth and was recovered 1 September 2014.
Plant Growth Research Project
The purpose of the international plant growth research project is for students to compare the growth of seeds exposed to space radiation (space-based) to seeds not exposed to space radiation (land-based).
The current growth experiment runs from early February 2015 until plant harvest. For participating schools, use the following downloads for guidelines and harvest protocol.
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