Sunday, March 29, 2009

Flowers on the Moon

Paragon Space Development wants to put a greenhouse on the moon. The greenhouse would hitch a ride with lunar lander Odyssey Moon, a Google Lunar X Prize hopeful. They will first try the fast-growing (and evocative) mustard seed, which might flower during a single lunar day (the equivalent of 14 days on Earth).

"Anything essential is invisible to the eyes," the little prince repeated, in order to remember.
"It's the time you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important."

(image credit: Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince)