HOUSTON — The German Aerospace Center, DLR, has signed a launch services agreement with Seattle-based Spaceflight Inc., for the 2017 launch of Eu:Cropis, a tomato plant growth experiment configured to fly as a secondary payload aboard the company’s Sherpa ride-sharing space tug. The year-long robotic space research project is intended to demonstrate plant-growth potential using organic nutrients—including recycled urine—within a satellite greenhouse under reduced ...

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