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Fraser
2009-Feb-20, 11:20 PM
*A team of researchers from the Deep South sent sweet potato plants into space, as part of*an experiment aimed at providing food for long-term space missions.Desmond G. Mortley, from the G.W. Carver Agricultural Experiment Station at Alabama's Tuskegee University, and his colleagues launched the sweet potato cuttings on a five-day mission aboard the space shuttle [...]

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