Moon Flowers.

Peggy Lee, Santana and Hugh Lofting all predicted, in their own ways, what MSNBC’s Cosmic Log is reporting as news… about Paragon Space Development Corp’s ambitious plan to grow flowers on the moon:

Paragon’s “Lunar Oasis” would piggyback on a lunar lander currently being developed by Odyssey Moon to vie for a share of the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize. Details of the partnership are to be publicized Friday during a news conference at Paragon’s headquarters in Tucson, Ariz.

To win the prize, Odyssey Moon would have to get its lander/rover craft on the moon’s surface by the end of 2014. Paragon is working with Odyssey Moon on the lander design and its thermal control system as well as the mini-greenhouse.

That’s engineering as poetry.