Exobiotanica: Artist and DIY space program send plants to space, the result is out of this world!

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Botanical space flight

Japanese artist Azuma Makoto, who specializes in botanical experiments in Tokyo, decided to create very striking and otherworldly art by sending life which is usually quite literally rooted to the ground far up in the stratosphere, at the edge of space, 98,000 feet above our heads. To do that wasn't exactly easy, so he had a lot of help, including from JP Aerospace, a "volunteer-based DIY Space Program" that aims to create cheap way to access space (exactly what was needed for this project).

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