Artemis Moon Trees

NASA and the Forest Service sent tree seeds into space on the Artemis I mission. Learn more about these seedlings and the Apollo 14 Moon Trees that inspired the project. Browse articles, monographs, collector cards, and more related to the Artemis Moon Trees project.

  • Moon Tree Introduction Card

    Artemis Moon Trees
    Front cover of Moon Tree Intro Card
  • Activity Card

    Artemis Moon Trees
    Front cover of Moon Tree Collector card
  • Cradle of Forestry Moon Tree

    Artemis Moon Trees
    Front cover of Cradle of Forestry Moon Tree Collector card
    • American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
    • This first-generation Moon Tree can be visited at the Cradle of Forestry, in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, the birthplace of forestry and forestry education in the United States.
  • Tell City Moon Trees

    Artemis Moon Trees
    Front cover of Tell City Moon Trees Collector Card
    • Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
    • These first-generation Moon Trees are located in Tell City, Indiana. First-generation Moon Trees were grown from seeds that orbited the Moon on Apollo 14.
  • Forest Capital Museum State Park Moon Tree

    Artemis Moon Trees
    Front cover of Forest Capital Museum State Park Moon Tree Collector Card
    • Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda)
    • This first-generation Moon Tree can be visited at Forest Capital Museum State Park in Perry, Florida. First-generation Moon Trees were grown from seeds that orbited the Moon on Apollo 14.
  • Future Artemis Moon Tree

    Artemis Moon Trees
    Front cover of Future Artemis Moon Tree Collector Card
    • Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)
    • Giant sequoias can be grown in most climates, whereas their cousins, coastal redwoods, are restricted to the foggy coasts of the Western United States. This is why giant sequoia seeds were chosen as one species of Moon Trees for Artemis I.
  • Oregon State University Moon Tree

    Artemis Moon Trees
    Front cover of Oregon State University Moon Tree Collector card
    • Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
    • This first-generation Moon Tree is located in Corvallis, Oregon. First-generation Moon Trees were grown from seeds that orbited the Moon on Apollo 14.
  • Friendly Plaza Moon Tree

    Artemis Moon Trees
    Front cover of Friendly Plaza Moon Tree collector card
    • Coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)
    • This first-generation Moon Tree is located at the Friendly Plaza in Monterey, California, and can still be visited today. First-generation Moon Trees are trees grown from the seeds that orbited the Moon on Apollo 14.
  • Dave Williams, Planetary Scientist

    Artemis Moon Trees
    Front cover of Dave Williams Collector card
    • NASA
    • A planetary scientist studies the planets, moons, and other bodies in our solar system and beyond. They archive data collected by spacecraft missions over the last 70 years, from Sputnik to Artemis, to ensure the data will be available well into the future.
  • Mike Sarafin, Artemis I Mission Manager

    Artemis Moon Trees
    Front cover of Mike Sarafin Collector card
    • NASA
    • I provided oversight and was responsible for critical decisions during the Artemis I mission including conducting polls at key decision points, analyzing risks, and providing direction for the relevant operations team.