Behold! The First Flower to Bloom in Space

For people on solid ground back in the United States, spring is nothing more than pinprick of light at the end of a long, cold tunnel we call winter. But aboard the International Space Station, by all appearances, spring has sprung.

Marathon U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly over the weekend tweeted images of the first flower to grow and subsequently bloom in space. The 13-petaled orange zinnia brought a little color to the otherwise aesthetically sterile surroundings on the ISS, and it was the

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