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NASA Astronaut Vance Brand Plants 'Moon Tree' in Palmdale
August 13, 2009
 

Retired NASA Astronaut Vance Brand, (center), assisted by Steve Schmidt, director of NASA Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility and Mayor James Ledford of the City of Palmdale, Calif., planted a Moon Tree sycamore sapling at the AERO Institute in the Palmdale Civic Center during ceremonies Thursday evening, Aug. 13.Retired NASA Astronaut Vance Brand, (center), assisted by Steve Schmidt, director of NASA Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility and Mayor James Ledford of the City of Palmdale, Calif., planted a "Moon Tree" sycamore sapling at the AERO Institute in the Palmdale Civic Center during ceremonies Thursday evening, Aug. 13. The sapling is a second-generation tree, germinated from seeds from first-generation "moon trees" that were grown from seeds taken on the Apollo 14 mission to the moon in 1971. Brand flew into space on the Apollo-Soyuz Mission in 1975 and three space shuttle missions in the 1980s. (NASA photo / Tom Tschida)
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