BLOG: /r/astrobotany is Our Official Forum and SpaceX13 is Slated for December 12th Now

This is Kai Rasmussen’s blog.  He is the webmaster for, and UW molecular biology research undergrad.  These are updates about the process, if you are interested.

First off, shout-out Jonathan Lombardino, for encouraging to create the /r/astrobotany subreddit on  I’ve had a lot of fun setting up the subreddit and creating flair and such.  It’s been good practicing my CSS.  Head on over there for discussion as that is now our de-facto forum.

Secondly, SpaceX CRS-13 was supposed to launch on December 4th, but launch was scrubbed due to Elon Musk being distracted by trying to put a roadster on the Falcon.  Just kidding, I don’t know if that’s the actual reason, but I’m hearing a December 12th launch now.  Payloads of interest to astrobotany are A. thaliana from the Gilroy Lab and barley seeds from Budweiser.

Thirdly, let’s grow plants in space.

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