Today is officially the one year anniversary of  When I started this website a little over a year ago, I had no idea what direction it would take.  I’m proud to say that we’ve hit many major milestones.  Let’s take a look back at one year of the best website on the internet.



Nearly 3,400 unique visitors trafficked in Feb 2017-2018.  There were over 20,000 pageviews with an average session time of 4 minutes and 30 seconds.  47% of people stayed after visiting their first page.



At the end of summer 2017, went from running the generic wordpress theme to a custom astrobotany theme developed by Isaac Evavold.

In September 2017, the TOAST genetic database finished development and was launched on

In November 2017, held a booth at the Wisconsin Science Festival at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.

In December 2017, was acquired and launched.

In January 2018, was acquired and launched.


Letter from the Manager

Thank you all for a great year studying and learning about plants in space.  Your support and passion for spaceflight plant biology is incredible.  We’re just getting started.  Let’s grow plants in space.

– Kai Rasmussen