Nasa Astronauts Grow First Flower In Space

January 2016, Science and Technology

In Brief:


NASA astronaut Scott Kelly unveiled a photo of the first flower (in photo) ever grown in space on Twitter. The plant is the zinnia, a flower native in the Southwestern United States. In 2014, The Veggie plant growth facility was installed on the orbiting laboratory. The Veggie project will be beneficial to gain important information in preparation for a Mars mission.

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