Daisies in Space

2016-Feb-01, Monday 14:57
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Recently, they made a zinnia bloom in space:
http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/first-flower-grown-in-space-stations-veggie-facility

Turns out this wasn't the first flower to bloom aboard the International Space Station - a sunflower bloomed there in 2012:
http://www.space.com/31687-zinnia-not-first-flower-in-space.html

So it wasn't the zinnia, but the sunflower, that was the world's first asternaut!

(Apparently the Russians grew some beans and arabidopsis that flowered in space many years earlier, but no asters as far as I know.)

Date: 2016-Feb-01, Monday 20:42 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] estheruth.livejournal.com
Kinda weird that they haven't tried Cosmos yet (it aould also be an asternaut).

Date: 2016-Feb-01, Monday 21:51 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weegoddess.livejournal.com
So it wasn't the zinnia, but the sunflower, that was the world's first asternaut!

::rimtap::

Date: 2016-Feb-18, Thursday 15:11 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] topum.livejournal.com
Sunflowers are the first! Yay!

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