Flowers bloom on ISS

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NASA astronauts have successfully gotten their zinnias to bloom for the first time.

As the article correctly notes, these are not the first flowers to bloom in space. Nonetheless, they represent an important achievement in making it possible for humans to live and survive in space.


One comment

  • Cotour

    Related, because its about agriculture:

    Is the implication here that early humans should have just committed suicide if they were to have known the effects of their actions? You can not walk up the street and not effect your environment.

    Could early mans actions, as this article implies, have been the reason that the earth has not fallen into the next ice age? Is “global warming” the reason that the human race has gotten to this level of technology? If not for early man and his offences against the earth New York City might again be under two thousand feet of ice.

    Thank you early man for your irresponsibility and selfishness.

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