The first ever plant grown in space looks terrific!

Science Story: The first ever plant grown in space looks terrific!

The mission of astronauts aboard the International Space Station is finally completed. Scot Kelly and his team have been trying to cultivate flowers in microgravity for nearly 2 years. Today the first flower grown in space makes its marvelous debut.


After a few failed attempts to grow flowers, the team managed to make the bunch of edible Zinnia flowers bloom in space. Does it mean that freeze-dried space food for astronauts may soon become a legend of the past? We think it really does. Last year Scott Kelly grew lettuce on board the same space station.

NASA wants astronauts to repeat their success by attempting to grow tomatoes in 2018. There is no need to say that such experiments are vital for future space missions as renewable food would enable astronauts to broaden their scope of space exploration.

The first "space flowers" are blooming!

What do you think about such fantastic news? Please share your opinion in the comments below!

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40 Comments
jane langlois
Brilliant
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Jan 19, 2016 10:52PM
Janis Walzem
Janis Walzem
The Zinna is one of my favorite summer annuals. Doesn't suprise me she is first to grow in space.
2
Jan 25, 2016 7:21PM
Hannah Rosenthal
Simply amazing...bravo!...I wonder if there is any molecular/structural changes as compared to those grown here on Earth with the influence of gravity.
7
Jan 27, 2016 4:47AM
Robert Mabis
Robert Mabis
What is life without vegetation and greenery.
3
Jan 28, 2016 9:36PM
Paul Sterling
Paul Sterling
grow me a steak
2
Jan 28, 2016 9:42PM
Ian MacBrown
Next they have to figure out how to get 1 or 2 acres of land up there. Have tried raising cattle or chickens yet? Plus the food water for them.?
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Jan 29, 2016 6:21AM
Quincy J. Reed
Quincy J. Reed
WWOWW!!!
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Jan 29, 2016 6:28AM
Jim Buffalo
Next stop Mars
1
Jan 29, 2016 5:19PM
Mary Ann Schmidt Mallinger
Mary Ann Schmidt Mallinger
wow awesome
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Jan 29, 2016 11:28PM
mblado
The flower is BEAUTIFUL ! Great accomplishment.
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Jan 30, 2016 4:07PM
Cheryl Pais
Cheryl Pais
Awesome and beautiful.
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Jan 31, 2016 5:02PM
Deborah Boyle
Deborah Boyle
Could it be so easy that a few grains of microbiologists "drop or plant" organically protens, protected from the weather, and poof, life begins on another planet?
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Feb 9, 2016 5:55AM
Nitz Gonzales Francia
Incredible science keeps discovering new things all these can give us answeres on the doctrine of creationa,big bang theory or darwins definitely, all iare Gods work for me n man copy it or make something similar theough knowledge also Gods gift
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Feb 14, 2016 3:26AM
Nitz Gonzales Francia
Plants need water sunlight n fertilizer, canthey survive outside the lab in the future
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Feb 14, 2016 3:29AM
Milagros Roberts
Milagros Roberts
Fantastic!
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Mar 8, 2016 11:52PM

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