Scientists have for the first time grown plants in lunar soil brought back by astronauts in the Apollo program, giving researchers hope that it may be possible to one day grow plants directly on the Moon. That, the AFP news agency reports, would save future space missions much hassle and expense, facilitating longer and farther trips. However, according to the study’s University of Florida authors, much remains to be studied on the topic, and they intend to leave no stone unturned. To read more on this visit the News Blog page on the Future Media website.