January 13, 2022

On this date in 1990, astronauts aboard the space shuttle mission STS-32 were woken up using the song Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. This was in reference to the student SEEDS experiment that sent 12.5 million tomato seeds into orbit aboard the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF).

To read more about the experiment, visit: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1990-06-16-9006160826-story.html

NASA’s Long Duration Exposure Facility being retrieved by Space Shuttle Columbia on STS-32 mission. STS-32 image credit: NASA. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_of_the_Killer_Tomatoes