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The sign describing the Cosmic Apple Tree. It reads

Cosmic Apple Tree

Dedication Date: October 9, 2009

This apple tree was grown from apple seeds provided by the Alabama Aerospace Teachers' Association in conjunction with the Cosmic Apple Seed Project. The seeds were flown aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour (OV-105) by Alabama Astronaut Joe F. Edwards. Launched on January 22, 1998, the seeds traveled over 3.6 million miles in 8 days, 19 hours, 48 minutes, docked with the Mir Space Station and traveled over 18,000 miles per hour. The seeds returned to the Cape on January 31, 1998. Mrs. Diane Watson's 3rd Grade Class at Webb Elementary School, in Webb, Alabama planted the seed during Spring of 1998.

Time picture taken Sun Nov 8 09:54:56 2009
Location picture taken Educator Resource Center
Near U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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