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NASA Astronaut Tweets Photos of First Flowers Ever Grown in Space



NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has attracted over 700,000 followers on Twitter by regularly sharing beautiful snapshots of Earth, as seen from the International Space Station.

Over the past few days, however, Kelly has been photographing something a little closer to his home: the first flowers ever grown in space.

Here are some of the photos Tweeted so far of the orange zinnia that just bloomed as a result of the stations “Veggie Plant Growth System,” which debuted in 2014:

It’s not every day that you see a flower photo with the Earth floating around as a backdrop…

(via Scott Kelly via Laughing Squid)

Image credits: Photographs by Scott Kelly/NASA