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News: After Veggies, Flowers to Bloom in Space This New Year

Zinnia

After having a sumptuous feast of “Outredgeous” red romaine lettuce grown in space, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) are set to witness flowers blooming on the orbiting laboratory after the New Year.

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren has activated the “Veggie” plant growth system and its rooting “pillows” containing Zinnia seeds on the space station.

Zinnia is a genus of plants of the sunflower tribe within the daisy family.

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