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NASA shares awesome photo of flower grown onboard Space Station

Space flower called Zinnai.

US government agency NASA has shared an awesome photo of a flower grown onboard its orbiting Space Station.

“This zinnia was grown in orbit as part of the Veggie facility aboard the International Space Station.  Scientists have been studying plants in space since the 1970s, but this particular experiment was started on the @ISS in 2015 by NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren,” according to the NASA post.

“Our space garden isn’t just for show: learning how plants develop in orbit will help us understand how to grow crops off the Earth, providing a valuable source of fresh food on long-term missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. @NASAAstronauts have also grown lettuce, tomatoes, and chile peppers on the ISS, among other vegetables—with plenty more plants to come,” the NASA statement added.