Apples in space!

Apples in space!

Did you know Brogdale apples have been to space!

Newton apple seeds from The National Fruit Collection at Brogdale took to the stars in 1969 on the famous Apollo 10 mission.

Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, and the second (after Apollo 8) to orbit the Moon. Launched on May 18, 1969, it was the F mission: a “dress rehearsal” for the first Moon landing, testing all of the components and procedures, just short of actually landing

The Newton apple seeds were aboard the prestigious Apollo 10 mission with astronuts Thomas P Stafford, Eugene Cernan and John Young. The package of seeds reach within 9 miles of the moons lunar surface and were noted to have begun to sprout.

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The National Fruit Collection is one of the largest fruit collections in the world and is located at Brogdale Farm, near Faversham, Kent.

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