Scientists grew plants in the lunar regolith for the first time ever. They used samples from three different Apollo missions (11, 12, 17). The plants used were Arabidopsis thaliana (thale cress, mouse-ear cress). After 16 days it was clear that plants grew smaller in regolith from regions exposed to cosmic radiation for longer time.
The first all-civilian mission to space is upon us. SpaceX plans to send 4 (relatively) untrained astronauts to Earth's orbit for 3 days. Unlike recent short suborbital flights they will stay in space for 3 days, higher than anyone has been for 12 years.