In a project titled Exobiotanica, Japanese artist Azuma Makoto launched two objects into space: a 50-year-old white pine bonsai and an untitled arrangement of orchids, hydrangeas, lilies, irises, and other flowers. The artist said of the project: “Plants on the earth rooted in the soil, under the command of gravity. Roots, soil and gravity—by giving up the links to life, what kind of ‘beauty’ shall be born?” (source).