NASA astronauts grow first flower in space


Astronaut Scott Kelly shared this photo on Twitter of the first flower to ever be grown in space.

NASA astronauts have successfully grown the first flower in space.

On Saturday, Astronaut Scott Kelly shared the pictures of the first flower grown outside earth’s atmoshpere.

The laboratory-grown zinnias, a native flower of the Southwestern U.S., are part of NASA’s Veggie plant growth experiment.

The results will help NASA to solve the challenges of growing plant life in space.

NASA astronauts grew lettuce in space earlier this year.

A representative from NASA said growing a flower in space is a lot more difficult than growing a vegetative crop like lettuce.