Zinnia the Space Flower

‘FIRST EVER FLOWER GROWN IN SPACE MAKES ITS DEBUT.’ Such an amazing news tweeted from the International Space Station (ISS) by American astronaut Scott Kelly. This makes me so happy because the flower that has bloomed there up in the space happens to be ZINNIA. This takes me back to my Art Class days where we practised ‘Nature Drawing’ painting these Zinnia flowers, hundreds of them in various styles in various colours. But my personal favourite have always been the orange ones. Zinnias are very easy to grow on earth but I guess that’s not true in ISS in zero gravity specially when they also need to be watered. What an incredible achievement this is! ‪#‎SpaceFlower‬ ‪#‎Zinnia‬ ‪#‎Nasa‬ ‪#‎ISS‬‪#‎NatureDrawing‬

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/35343518

For those interested this article by NASA gives a good insight on growing stuff in the space.

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