1986 Grain Products : Space Exploration

1986 Grain Products : Space Exploration



The Space Exploration trading card series was issued in 1986 by the Grain Products Ltd. of Auckland, New Zealand. The cards were included with boxes of Kornies and Vita-Brits breakfast cereals. A free Space Exploration collector poster was available at grocers. The complete 20-card collection was available by mail order. Collectors could swap cards with Grain Products by mail to complete a set.

1986 Grain Products : Space Exploration #13 - Honeybee Experiment on Space Shuttle

The series includes a photograph taken aboard Space Shuttle Challenger STS-41C in April 1984. Mission Specialist James van Hoften is pictured with the Bee Enclosure Module (BEM). The experiment found that honeybees can create honeycomb cells in a microgravity environment. A control colony was monitored on Earth for comparison. The study was part of the Shuttle Student Involvement Program (SSIP) sponsored by Honeywell Inc. The experiment was proposed by Daniel Poskevich, a high school student in Waverly, Tennessee.

1986 Grain Products : Space Exploration #13 - Honeybee Experiment on Space Shuttle


Space Exploration
1 Voyager I
2 Models of Venera 15 and 16
3 Jupiter
4 The Space Shuttle Columbia
5 Valentina Tereshkova
6 Saturn V
7 Illustration of Lunar Landing Module
8 Laika
9 V.A.B.
10 Model of Lunokhod 1
11 Model of the First Vostok
12 Skylab Reflections
13 Honeybee Experiment on Space Shuttle
14 U.S.S.R. Flight Control Centre
15 Apollo 11
16 Search and Rescue
17 Skylab
18 Space Port Baikonur
19 Yuri Gagarin
20 Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Centre


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