For the first time a flower has bloomed in the zero gravity of space.
US astronaut Scott Kelly announced the news that a zinnia plant had flowered on the International Space Station (ISS). Zinnias were chosen to help scientists understand how plants flower and grow in microgravity. Scientists are working out on how to grow useful plants in space. Apart, the presence of this flower will also raise spirits among the ISS crew.
Other plants, such as lettuce and wheat, have been grown in space but never a flower that has bloomed.