WASHINGTON, Nov 17 : Flowers could be blooming on the International Space Station (ISS) after the New Year, thanks to NASA's first flowering crop experiment on the orbiting laboratory.
NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren activated the Veggie plant growth system and its rooting "pillows" containing Zinnia seeds on the space station yesterday. Growing Zinnias in orbit will help provide precursory information about other flowering plants that could be grown in space.
It is the first time that a flowering crop will be grown on the orbiting laboratory, NASA said. ?PTI