Zinnia Becomes the First Flower Grown in Space

By |2018-10-17T06:40:45+03:00January 23rd, 2016|Categories: Environment & Planet, Science & Technology|Tags: , |

For the first time, a flower bloomed in space, a Zinnia, to be exact. After successfully growing sunflowers and lettuce, the international space station made another great step with edible flowers. This time, the leaps are larger, considering the Zinnia is much harder to grow, needing special attention and varied amounts of sunlight exposure. The plant also has longer growth duration, between 60 and 80 days. Commander of Gardening in Space NASA astronaut John Kelly brought Zinnias to life in space, as part of the