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    As the crew of International Space Station prepares to commence what's probably the most ambitious horticultural experiment in the history of space exploration, it’s worth mentioning that it would be far from the first plant to be grown in Earth’s orbit.

    Here’s a short list of plants and certain other organisms that cosmonauts and astronauts have successfully cultivated (or will attempt to) in space.


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