Date:20 January 2016
First came the lettuce and now, flowers. Astronaut Scott Kelly recently Tweeted a picture from the International Space Station showing the flower of a Zinnia in bloom.
The Zinnia plants are part of the ongoing tests to understand how plants grow in microgravity. The aim is twofold: to give astronauts access to fresh food and to cultivate plants for educational outreach.
Check out Scott’s Tweet below.