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Watch Hemp Launch Into Space Tonight On A SpaceX Rocket

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Article by Jonathan Small, Green Entrepreneur

Hemp might not get you high, but it’s about to go really high, some 220 miles above the earth, as cargo aboard a SpaceX CRS-20 en route to the International Space Station.

The journey to the final frontier is part of a mission to transport plant cultures to space to examine the effects of zero gravity on plant gene expression. Coffee will also be joining hemp plant cell cultures on the ride.

The mission is a partnership between Front Range Biosciences (FRB), an agricultural technology company focused on breeding and nursery production of new plant varieties and seeds for the hemp and coffee industries, SpaceCells USA Inc, BioServe Space Technologies, and the University of Colorado Boulder.

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