In 2036, Artemis XV launched a cohort of four scientists for a week-long expedition to the Moon. While we were not the first group, we guaranteed we would never be the last by planting the seeds of the future of spaceflight with a PLANT – the Photoelectrolytic Lunar-volAtile Nexus Tap! PLANT is a photoelectrolytic module connected to multiple automated, wheeled units with deployable steel capillaries that penetrate the lunar soil and tap into subsurface water deposits. The module then uses sunlight to split water into oxygen and hydrogen gas – chemicals to fuel future missions on the Moon and beyond! However, our high-risk, high EVA-volume dependent plan demanded a diverse team. I served as a materials scientist and lead-EVA astronaut, helping our payload specialist – a mechanical engineer – deploy the PLANT. Back at our lander, a physiologist flight surgeon kept tabs on our vitals, focusing principally on muscular decay rates through daily exercise sessions and screenings. Finally, a system engineer mission specialist coordinated our efforts on the lunar surface as a monitor and linked our research to the lunar science network. Our resulting synergy across engineering and health sciences disciplines ensured our safety, and our overlapping knowledge bases provided contingencies should anything go wrong. We landed 10 kilometers from the base of Shoemaker Crater, a region with a high concentration of polar volatiles. Within seven days, our dedicated and passion-driven team ran lunar surface-spectroscopic analyses, conducted EVAs to select a volatile-rich site, deployed the PLANT, and connected all work to the lunar science network. Once we completed our tasks, we tidied our proximity and made our way to Gateway, leaving a sprouting system in the wake of our footprints: an autonomous power plant to lower space travel costs and provide the means to sojourn further into the solar system!