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・。☆宙ユリ ・ Space Lily☆。・

2016.06.03 (Fri)

宙ユリ

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Launched with the space shuttle Endeavour in 2008, 1,366 sasayuri (Japanese lilies) seeds traveled through the cosmos aboard the International Space Station’s Japanese science module Kibō (希望・Hope) on their own space lily odyssey. The seeds orbited the earth 4,100 times before their return. These lilies were given the nickname of sorayuri (宙ユリ), derived from a combination of the Japanese term for the heavens together with the Japanese word for lily, yuri.

そらゆり5The Tanimura Environment and Afforestation Research Center in Niigata Prefecture’s Itoigawa City presented Yurihama with 20 of the space lily bulbs in October of 2015. Since then, the space lilies have been cared for at both Yurihama’s Ayame Pond Park and Tottori’s Hanakairo Flower Park, where they bloomed beautifully this spring.

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 平成20年にスペースシャトルエンデバーに乗せたササユリの種1366粒が国際宇宙ステーションの日本の宇宙実験棟で宇宙を旅しました。ササユリの種が地球を4100周して帰還しました。この宇宙を旅したササユリに「宙(そら)ユリ」という愛称が付けられました。そらゆり4

平成27年10月に、新潟県糸魚川市の谷村環境緑化研究所が湯梨浜に宙ユリの球根を約20球贈呈し、湯梨浜町のあやめ池公園ととっとり花回廊でその球根が大切に育てられており、今年の春に美しく咲きました。そらゆり3

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