The first flower grown in space

The first flower to grow in space is a Zinnia.
Image credit: Scott Kelly/International Space Station
Date:20 January 2016 Tags:, , ,

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.

Source: NASA